Hello Auslan is created by
Susan McConnell, a fourth generation Deaf and native Auslan user.
Susan worked as a Teacher of the Deaf for almost 10 years, and also taught
LOTE Auslan in primary schools, as well as VCE Auslan in high schools (Years
11 and 12).
She loves creating and illustrating Auslan games and activities, especially
for use in schools, and for families, with the goal of making learning
Auslan enjoyable and to increase English acquisition in Deaf children.
"Leave no Deaf child behind" is her heart's goal, both in families and in
The more Auslan parents learn, the more they will be able to use it with
their child, and the more enriched their child's language will be, because
for the Deaf child, Auslan can be easily learnt as a first language
foundation which will in turn, make learning English easier as a second
There is no need to make it complicated... just learn Auslan, the beautiful
language of the Deaf community in Australia, and see your child thrive in
communication and understanding! :)
Schools now require Auslan teachers to be able teach Auslan effectively
to students as a second language, using the Australian Curriculum. Many
teachers (as was my experience first hand) find it time consuming to create
quality Auslan teaching materials, or even try to find quality Auslan
For this reason, I have invested many hours into creating quality Auslan
resources especially for teachers, to save them time, so that they can teach
effectively to their students. You can find teacher-related Auslan resources
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at:
Thank you for stopping by!
The Auslan signs used in this website are Southern Dialect Auslan
(Vic, Tas, SA and WA). If you are from Qld or NSW (which uses the Northern
Dialect of Auslan), the Auslan Fingerspelling Game Challenge will be perfect
as the fingerspelling is the same all over Australia. For more information
about Northern and Southern Dialects,
Northern Dialect signs (QLD and NSW) will be
added in the near future.
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