Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) Level 1 ► Equal Dreams

Equal Dreams aims to develop progressive SgSL courses suitable for total beginners that build up towards our advanced level — and those interested may even opt to transition to our sign language interpreter training course.

In Level 1, no prior experience is required — just an open-mind ready to learn, and hands warmed up for signing!


  • Total contact time: 20 hours (10 sessions of 2 hours each) + 1 assessment session*
  • Estimated preparation time: 2 hours per week (Readings / Video Homework / Optional Reflection)

*Certificates will be sent out at the end of the course to those who attend and pass the assessment

Learning Outcomes

Through direct and complete immersion in a no-voice, SgSL-only environment, students will learn to:

  • Exhibit receptive and expressive skills in fingerspelling and SgSL signs
  • Exhibit an understanding of basic linguistic rules in SgSL, and its parameters
  • Understand and apply the concept of visual-gestural communication when using SgSL
  • Develop an appreciation for Deaf culture and the diverse Deaf Community
  • Carry out basic conversations in SgSL about everyday life through the use of simple sentence structures

Equal Dreams’ SgSL curriculum is is led and designed by our SgSL specialist, Andrew Tay, together with co-curriculum developer Yew Hau En. This is also done in consultation and collaboration with Deaf leaders and hearing interpreters.

Target Audience

  • Those with zero to little experience in SgSL or those wanting a refresher course
  • Open to hearing, deaf, hard of hearing


Please let us know if you have any access requirements in the registration form, and we will do our best to work with you to provide them.


Eligible persons with disabilities can be reimbursed for the course fees under the Temasek-Trust CDC Lifelong Learning Enabling Fund.

Learn more about the Fund at this website: SG Enable — Temasek-Trust CDC Lifelong Learning Enabling Fund.


September to December 2023 Intake

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