Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) Level 2 ► Equal Dreams

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This course reinforces and develops SgSL skills acquired from our Level 1 course to build students’ language competency to an intermediate level. Through direct and complete immersion in a no-voice, SgSL-only environment, students will be able to strengthen their expressive and receptive SgSL, while working towards having longer, more complex conversations that involve event sequencing and narration of experiences.

Pre-requisites

(1) Completed and passed Equal Dreams’ SgSL Level 1 within the last 6 months
OR
(2) Passed Equal Dreams’ SgSL Level 2 entry assessment.
Fill up the proficiency check form where we will recommend whether you should proceed with the entry assessment for SgSL Level 2 or consider starting with SgSL Level 1 instead. It is recommended to pass the SgSL Level 1 at Equal Dreams in order to qualify for the SgSL Level 2. If the proficiency check indicates you are eligible for the SgSL Level 2 entry assessment, we will reach out to you with further instructions.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply basic classifiers in SgSL
  • Better appreciate Deaf Culture and its nuances, as well as the diverse lived experiences within the community 
  • Develop an understanding of SgSL linguistic rules at the intermediate level
  • Exhibit receptive and expressive SgSL skills in longer, more complex sentence structures, through the medium of storytelling and narration

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

Learning Platform

Google Classroom will be the central hub for your learning journey where you will be able to access course materials, assignments, discussions, and additional resources.

Participants will be registered onto our exclusive learning platform, SgSLcore. This platform contains additional resources to enrich your learning experience.

A Telegram group chat will be used for ease of communication between participants, instructors, and administrators. Announcements and other ad-hoc communications will be communicated through this channel.

Assignments

  • Readings before each class
  • Video homework (participants will be working in pairs)
  • Self-Reflection

After the completion of 10 lessons, there will be an assessment to evaluate your understanding and usage of the SgSL component, including grammar and syntax. To sit for assessment, all participants are required to meet the 80% attendance criteria.

Certificates will be awarded to participants who successfully pass the assessment.

Accessibility

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.

Fees

Early Bird (on and before 9 June 2024): SGD$260 per pax
Standard (after 9 June 2024): SGD$290 per pax

Discounts

Head to this page to check out our ongoing discounts, and find out if you qualify for any of them!

Note: Currently, SkillsFuture credits are not applicable for all our programmes. Your seat will only be confirmed upon payment, on a first come first served basis. There’s no refund of programme fees once paid, unless the programme is cancelled.

Registration

2 timings to choose from

Tuesday Evening Class

Time
7.30pm to 9.30pm

Date
Start: 2 July 2024
End: 3 September 2024
Assessment: 10 September 2024

Venue
ITE College Central, Blk D, Level 2

Instructor
Andrew Tay

Saturday Morning Class

Time
10am to 12pm

Date
Start: 6 July 2024
End: 14 September 2024
Assessment: 21 September 2024

Venue
ITE College Central, Blk E, Level 4

Instructor
Yew Hau En

Check out what our past students have to say!

Page 1 of 2: Hear what Level 2 students have to say!

How to make our sentence signing easier to understand with the help of classifiers, eye gaze, etc; role playing of characters. This is what i was hoping to learn in a true sign language course because it is so visual, esp for my Deaf friends to understand, as compared to signing with SEE.

Anonymous
July 2023

Learning about stories unique to the Deaf community is really interesting.

Anonymous
June 2023

Much deeper learning and appreciation for Deaf language and culture. [My instructor] does a great job to bridge the gap for me, as a hearing person.

Gabriel Palazzi
April 2023

Page 2 of 2: Hear what Level 2 students have to say!

[I enjoyed] the class interaction and the way lessons blend in aspects of Deaf culture, new grammar structures and words, as well as opportunities for practice.

Anonymous
November 2022

The diversity of contents, on topics even on things I've never expected [was] a pretty good surprise!

Clydia Tan
July 2022

The class was always engaging, so it made the lessons something that I look forward to. We’re always learning and teaching together through the homework. [Feedback from my instructor and classmates] were useful to know which areas we went wrong and where to improve.

Anonymous
March 2023

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