Story: New Zealand Sign Language

NZSL interpreter in mainstream classroom

Woman signing with a boy in class.

Angela Murray, NZSL interpreter, working in a mainstream classroom with a deaf student. Communicating through an adult interpreter in a school classroom is challenging in many ways, because school learning involves independent socialising as well as instruction. For this reason, deaf adults emphasise the importance of a deaf peer group for children who use NZSL.

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Rachel McKee, 'New Zealand Sign Language - Ghost page', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 March 2023)

Story by Rachel McKee, published 27 Aug 2020, updated 1 Sep 2020