International Sign 5 ECTS 2021

The aim is for students to learn to use multimodal resources in their expression. The course introduces students to different sign languages.

Course is intented for sign language interpreters.


Knowledge & good skills on at least one signed language, good skills in English.

Why Study at Humak Open University of Applied Sciences?

Humak University of Applied Sciences operates in the whole of Finland and is the country’s biggest educator in the following fields: youth work, organizational work, work community development, adventure and outdoor education, cultural management, and interpreting and linguistic accessibility.

Humak has about 2000 degree students and about 160 experts in various positions. Finland’s unique open university of applied sciences system and Humak’s extensive online training make high-quality academic studies available to everyone with affordable costs regardless of students’ background. Thousands of students take advantage of our wide selection of online courses every year.

Studies Open University of Applied Sciences
Method of instruction Online course
Study pediod 01.09.2021 – 31.12.2021
Schedule Webinars:

  • 16.09.2021 08.30 – 10.00
  • 20.09.2021 10.15 – 11.45
  • 23.09.2021 08.30 – 10.00
  • 27.09.2021 14.30 – 16.00
  • 25.10.2021 10.15 – 11.45
  • 28.10.2021 08.30 – 10.00
  • 01.11.2021 10.15 – 11.45
  • 04.11.2021 08.30 – 10.00
Registration deadline 22.08.2021 at 23:59:00 (EET)
Contact person Juha Manunen (


Intended learning outcomes

Student will be able to

  • critically examine the political and linguistic status of International Sign
  • demonstrate knowledge of linguistic and cultural differences between sign languages across the world
  • communicate in international contexts by using signs, structures and strategies commonly used at international events for deaf people
  • apply and develop their language skills in multilingual and multicultural settings
  • use international signs and gestures and visual and mimic signs to enrich verbal communication
  • understand texts produced in International Sign on familiar topics.