Living Languages: Promoting our official languages forum (Te Reo and NZSL)

At present there are only two qualified tri-lingual (te reo Māori/English/New Zealand sign language) interpreters in New Zealand. A forum on New Zealand’s official languages will be held at the New Zealand Diversity Forum in Auckland (19-20 August). The forum will include a panel discussion between speakers of and experts on Māori signs, NZSL and te reo Māori. The panel will consider the advantages and disadvantages of the New Zealand Sign Language Act and the Māori Language Act. It will explore how communities can learn from each other how to record, protect and promote language; how fluency can be increased in te reo Māori and NZSL; and how to increase communication for Deaf Māori within their communities.

 

Date: Monday 20 August 2012
Time: 3.30-5 pm
Hosted by: Human Rights Commissionstacked nz diversity logo web Living Languages: Promoting our official languages forum (Te Reo and NZSL)

Back to top