The NextSense Auslan Tutor is a video-based Australian Sign Language (Auslan) teaching application.
The NextSense Auslan Tutor has been designed to assist families of young deaf children learn Auslan. More than 500 Auslan signs are included.
The NextSense Auslan Tutor moves beyond the basic premise of teaching individual signs by including five corresponding entries for each sign. These five entries are:
• a photo of the handshape used to form the sign
• a video clip demonstrating the single sign
• a video clip of the sign used in a phrase
• a video clip of the phrase used in a sentence
• a text note about Auslan grammar that is pertinent to the sign, phrase or sentence
These additional features help improve the users understanding and use of Auslan.
The portability of the NextSense Auslan Tutor allows for ongoing communication opportunities throughout the day.
• Clear and easy to follow learning hierarchy
• Over 500 signs, each demonstrated multiple times in single signs, phrases and sentences
• Special Auslan grammar instruction for each sign
• Auslan Northern and Southern dialects
• Sign search
• Auslan alphabet
• Auslan numbers
• Related signs
The NextSense Auslan Tutor was developed by staff at NextSense, in consultation with expert Auslan users.
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Available for iPad:
• Old MacDonald
• Row, Row, Row Your Boat
• Dingle Dangle Scarecrow
• Incy Wincy Spider
Bug fixes and performance improvements
Ratings and Reviews
I fully endorse this app but for the price I was hoping for some more common signs. There’s certain basic verbs that should really be included and aren’t. I hope they update it in the
future because I have used a similar American sign language app called Signing Savvy and it has far more signs with the same features. I understand, though, that funding may be completely different for both countries.
I just think more could be invested into this app which is why I still don’t have a problem having paid for it. I’ve already learnt quite a few signs in one day with this app and the auslan sign bank site.
This app has so much potential and I brought it thinking I would get more words. I’m hoping you guys are still working on this app to bring out more content. This app does have a ton of potential but it doesn’t have as much words as I thought it would
I love the app, it is very helpful but could you maybe add something to the videos so we can watch it being signed slower? It was a little difficult to learn from the videos because they were so fast but other than that I love it.
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- Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
- 918.2 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.