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 for Deaf
"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 resources anywhere.
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, and I am pleased to say that the
Auslan Fingerspelling Game Challenge, and the Interactive Auslan Stories
are now available. Teachers can now purchase a Whole School Access for
their school (the Whole School access can be purchased at
in the Resources for Teachers section), and use a smart board to show
students the Auslan Stories and use the Stories to teach Auslan signs,
facial expressions, role shifting, grammar, etc... most things which the
Auslan Curriculum requires to be covered.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at:
Thank you for stopping by!
P.S. the Auslan signs used in this website are Southern Dialect of 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. You can
still use the Auslan Stories for your school and have a Deaf person or
Auslan tutor give you feedback in class if they see specific signs that
has a Northern Dialect equivalent (especially colours).
Northern Dialect signs (QLD and NSW) will
be added in the near future.
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