Languages Week: Australian Sign Language (Auslan)

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Languages Week 3rd -7th August 2020

Allah (swt) asks us the same question 31 times in Surah Rahman:

فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكُمَا تُكَذِّبَان
“Which of the favours of your Lord, will you deny?”

Realising the favour of speech and being able to communicate, how can a sensible person be anything but thankful to Allah?

As part of our Languages Week activities, Year 3 to 6 participated in DAT (Deaf Awareness Training), an incursion to learn basic AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language). AUSLAN was chosen as it is a language that is becoming a part of our daily discourse.

Students and staff at Al-Hidayah Islamic School enjoyed learning a new language and developed an appreciation of the faculties Allah (swt) has bestowed us with. The students learnt to sign their names, sign introductions when meeting someone, how to sign animals and to communicate their favourite foods and colours.

Thank you to our Auslan tutor James and interpreter Luke for sharing such a wonderful experience with us.

Thank you Access Plus WA Deaf for providing such an invaluable service to the community.

Facebook Post: https://www.facebook.com/islamicschool/videos/1007249856383157/

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