Television New Zealand Archive

First sign language interpreting course

1985
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We are given an unique insight into the teaching and learning of those involved in the first sign language interpreting course in New Zealand 1985. This course was only 14 weeks long, with many Deaf people volunteering their time to attend classes and tell their life stories and give the students opportunities for practice.

Dan Levitt, an interpreter educator from USA, was contracted in April 1985 as the course trainer. Eight students were selected from responses to advertisements.

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