South African Sign Language Beginners’ Course

  • by June
  • Course level: Beginner
  • Categories Language
  • Duration 30h
  • Total Enrolled 21
  • Last Update June 20, 2022


June has been teaching South African Sign Language since 1992 and is passionate about bridging the communication gap between the Deaf community and the world.

Do you want to learn basic South African Sign Language online? This course is for you if:

  1. You want to add a new language to your skillset.
  2. You want to communicate with Deaf people.
  3. Or you are just doing it for fun and for your own interest.

All ages are welcome to learn online.

You can watch the Introduction video to hear more about the course, and feel free to watch the sample clips to see what it is like.

You can click on these links to the Sample Videos:



Can’t wait to start the course? Register now so you can receive your SASL Manual via courier in time! The next intake for new learners will be in July 2022. 

Have questions? You can email June at signlanguagebyjune@gmail.com


What Will I Learn?

  • Gain new language skills and the ability to have conversations in basic South African Sign Language with the Deaf community.
  • Improve your body language and facial expression skills.

Topics for this course

34 Lessons30h

SASL Online Meeting with June. 25 March.?

June takes the online class through what Thinkers can expect from this SASL course.

Week 1: Having a Conversation?

Learn about communication basics when talking to Deaf people.

Week 2: Fingerspelling?

Learn the SASL alphabet and how to fingerspell clearly. This includes fingerspelling your name and new words.

Week 3: Pronouns and Greetings?

Learn about pronouns in SASL and how to use them. You will also learn how to greet people and introduce yourself in SASL.

Greetings Video Homework?

Try record yourself doing this greetings homework.

Week 4: Family and Relationships, and Disabilities?

Learn how to describe your family and relationships in SASL. Also learn about the correct signs for different disabilities.

Week 5: Questions?

Learn how to ask and answer questions in SASL - this section covers more grammatical lessons.

Week 6: Adjectives, Verbs and Opposites?

Learn how to describe actions, what you are doing and the opposites in SASL.

Week 7: Numbers, Months of the Year, Technology?

Learn to express numbers and the months of the year in SASL. We know you love technology, so learn how to sign "laptop", "Google", "Facebook" and more.

Week 8: Time, Dates, Days of the Week and Seasons?

Learn how to express the time and date in SASL, and the seasons.

Week 9: Shapes and Colours?

Learn how to describe shapes and colours in SASL.

Week 10: Animals?

Learn the signs for animals, birds and insects.

Week 11: Weather?

Learn how to describe the weather in SASL.

Week 12: Transport?

Learn to sign the different transport modes in SASL.

Week 13: Countries and Provinces?

Learn how to sign the names of different countries around the world, and the provinces of South Africa.

Student Feedback


Total 2 Ratings

2 ratings
0 rating
0 rating
0 rating
0 rating

Yes, it will absolutely help me to communicate with a deaf person.

I have attended June's in-person classes, for beginner and intermediate South African Sign Language, and found June an excellent and engaging teacher. I would highly recommend her courses to everyone.


Material Includes

  • When you register for the online course, you will receive a learning textbook with all the vocabulary and lessons.
  • To exclude the physical book, please use the coupon code: excludebook25

Enrolment validity: Lifetime


  • You will need 1hr to 1 hr 30 minutes each week to learn.
  • It is recommended you have the SASL Manual.

Target Audience

  • All people who want to learn South African Sign Language for fun.
Open chat
Hey, if you are part of the SASL course with June, please reach out for any assistance required. 😊