Singapore Sign Language Level 1 Banner for February 2022


Total contact time: 20 hours (10 sessions of 2 hours each)
Estimated preparation time: 2 hours per week

Next intake: February 2022

Session 1: 21 February, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Session 2: 28 February, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Session 3: 7 March, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Session 4: 14 March, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Session 5: 21 March, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Session 6: 28 March, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Session 7: 4 April, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Session 8: 11 April, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Session 9: 18 April, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Session 10: 25 April, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Interested but can’t make it for this schedule? Let us know what works for you and we will gather a minimum of 6 pax to open a new intake.
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Programme Description

Equal Dreams aims to develop progressive SgSL courses suitable for total beginners all the way up to advanced level and to progress to a level ready to transition to sign language interpretation. This level 1 is the most beginner level. No prior experience is required.

The course uses a no-voice approach for optimal learning. There will be weekly assignments and assessment components to ascertain your suitability to move to the next level.

Students will be supported by an optional weekly study group where they have a platform to interact, practise and consult with fellow learners as well as experienced sign language users such as Deaf native signers and hearing interpreters.

The Equal Dreams’ SgSL curriculum is designed by our SgSL specialist and the instructor for this course, Andrew Tay, in consultation and collaboration with Deaf leaders and hearing interpreters.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants understand and are able to apply visual-gestural communication.
  2. Participants gain knowledge of Deaf Culture and Deaf Community.
  3. Participants understand and are able to apply basic linguistics rules and parameters of Singapore Sign Language.
  4. Participants are able to exhibit receptive and expressive skills in fingerspelling and SgSL signs.
  5. Participants are able to carry out basic conversations in SgSL involving daily life topics, using simple sentence structures such as basic information sharing, question and answer.

Programme Fee

Early bird registration (on and before 31 January 2022): SGD$220 per pax
Standard registration (after 31 January 2022): SGD$250 per pax

Target Audience

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


Payment instructions will be sent upon receiving your registration.
Enrolment is confirmed only after full payment is made.
Registration closes when maximum enrollment (8 pax) is reached.

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Trainer’s Profile

Andrew Tay

Andrew is a Deaf Interpreter and an SgSL Specialist with Equal Dreams. He has more than 10 years of experience teaching sign language. Andrew coined the term SgSL (Singapore Sign Language) in 2008, which defines the core of cultural Deaf identity and communication in the Singapore Deaf community, thus creating understanding and meanings of the language from the perspective of the Deaf. He is also the founder of SgSL Now! Facebook group and Telegram channel that aim to bring SgSL users to a singular platform, where all indulge and share in their love for SgSL and Deaf culture. He now manages these channels with a team of like-minded advocates to promote SgSL.