We promote the teaching of New Zealand Sign Language to the general public and ensure the quality and standards of teaching.
The New Zealand Sign Language Teachers Association (NZSLTA) is a national professional organisation for teachers of New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). Our mission is to to promote the teaching of NZSL to the general public and ensure the quality and standards of teaching. We are thankful for our sponsors who help us deliver projects of benefit to our teachers.
Teaching NZSL can be a very rewarding career. Nowadays there is huge demand for NZSL classes and private tutoring. Deaf or hearing individuals with fluency in NZSL and a passion to share this beautiful language might consider teaching NZSL. This kind of job is enjoyable, especially when you think about it: You can talk as much as you want about NZSL and meet new people and best of all, get paid doing it.
Now, if you're new at this all — you might wonder "where do I start" or "how do I teach" — go no further. NZSLTA is an organisation for individuals supporting or involved in NZSL teaching. Ask us. We'll gladly explain, show you a couple of pointers, and see you grow. You are more than welcome to become a member and get involved with our organisation.
- 1992 — New Zealand Sign Language Tutors Association founded.
- 25 June 1993 — New Zealand Sign Language Tutors Association became a registered incorporated society.
- 6 March 2006 — New Zealand Sign Language Act passed making it one of Aotearoa New Zealand's official languages.
- 17 April 2007 — Name changed to New Zealand Sign Language Teachers Association.