Ideas and Videos on using Auslan resources
Auslan looks like fun to do
Auslan is interesting to learn
Auslan looks simple to use
Well, it depends on what your Auslan plans are
There are at least 30,000 Auslan users in Australia who use Auslan everyday for communicating and accessing to information. It is not easy to access information when you are deaf as the world is mainly in sounds. It can be life-threatening if we can’t get information in way we understand it – imagine yourself being the only English-speaking person in middle of a place full of non-English-speaking people and you need to know what’s wrong with you.
Auslan is just like any other language – can be fun, interesting and simple to learn, however it depends on your motivation, your aptitude with language learning and time committed to learning Auslan. Some would be able to pick up enough to carry a simple and basic conversation with an Auslan user, while others need more than 6 months to have a conversation with some depth in a group of Auslan users.
Auslan can be quite complex – it is a ‘3-D’ language while English is a linear language. There are many resources to learn English in different formats (reading, listening, speaking and writing), while you can only really learn Auslan through specialised Auslan classes, groups of Auslan users, or videos. Auslan has its own grammar, rules and structures that is quite different to English and any other spoken languages.
MyAuslan is dedicated to ensure that anyone, especially the parents of deaf children, get to learn and use Auslan from day one with simple and basic dialogues.
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Accessing to different areas inside the Resources Vault to help you using Auslan resources for optimal fun and results.
If you have ideas and activities you would like to share, please buzz us!
ideas on how to use MyAuslan's Auslan flashcards and memory card games
Get your Auslan signs done right by checking out those videos!
Auslan translations from English to Auslan in various themes
Watch Auslan vodcasts of Auslan users talking together on many topics
Auslan Tips & Ideas
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