Course Description

This introductory course is suitable for those wishing to consider a future career in sign language interpretation and also for those who have a personal interest in the area.  The objective of the course is to bring deaf awareness to the candidates, and also to facilitate those who may have a deaf family member whom they may wish to communicate with on a deeper level.  This course is suitable for both deaf and hearing individuals and it is important to inform the learner that this course is purely introductory and does not qualify the learner to be an interpreter.


Course Content:


  • Introduction
  • The Manual Alphabet
  • Basic Conversation
  • Days of the week
  • Family Business
  • The Weather,
  • Useful Signs
  • Group Work
  • Team Work


The teacher will demonstrate the use of an alarm clock for the deaf, baby monitor, the use of a pager and doorbells for the deaf.

College Name Waterford College of Further Education
Course Category Languages, Sign Language
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Waterford City, Waterford, Ireland
Course Start Date 6th February 2019
Course End Date 1st May 2019
Course Fee €150
Course Times Wednesday evening 7pm – 9pm
For information about Waterford College of Further Education, please visit our college page on by clicking here.

Course Provider

Waterford College of Further Education

051 870136
Admissions Office, Waterford city Ireland, Waterford, Republic of Ireland

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