VicDeaf hold Auslan courses in Bendigo throughout the year, with course information available here.

There are many benefits to learning Auslan!

  • Development of neural pathways and cognitive processes unique to using a visual language
  • Capacity to communicate with peers, friends and family members who use Auslan
  • Improved capacity for visual-gestural communication
  • Intellectual interest, engagement and personal challenge
  • Access to alternative ways of thinking and expressing ideas
  • Awareness of deafness as difference rather than as disability
  • Development of interpersonal skills, access to wider social networks and more diverse experience
  • Increased understanding of inclusion and diversity
  • Increased understanding of language acquisition, language systems and learning processes
  • Enhanced development of overall literacy capabilities
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