Use this Auslan (Australian Sign Language) fingerspelling video to help your students learn how to make handshapes to fingerspell the 26 letters of the alphabet.
Fingerspelling the Auslan Alphabet
Welcome to another edition of the Teach Starter Australian Sign Language video series for your primary classroom!
We’ve partnered with Auslan translator for Deaf Services Tegan Blanch to help your students learn how to make handshapes to fingerspell the 26 letters of the alphabet.
This 2-minute video includes plenty of repetition, and the best news is that you can replay and revisitit as many times as you need to!
What Is Fingerspelling?
Fingerspelling is a way of spelling words using hand movements, and it’s an excellent starter for young students who are just being introduced to Australian Sign Language.
Auslan fingerspelling can used to spell out names of people and places for which there is not a sign. It’s also used when the signer is unsure of how to sign a word or to clarify meaning.
When you and your students feel confident to fingerspell the 26 letters of the alphabet, why not have an Auslan Fingerspellathon?
More Auslan for the Classroom
You don’t have to stop with fingerspelling. There are plenty more Australian Sign Language resources available on the Teach Starter site!
Teach kids how to sign everyday greetings in Auslan (Australian Sign Language) with a fun video for the primary classroom.
A poster showing how to represent the letters of the alphabet when fingerspelling a word in Auslan.
A set of 16 flashcards to use when learning how to sign days of the week and more in Auslan!