DEAF Victoria student and tutor Mark Berry

Uploaded by victoriamarketing on 02.07.2012

Hi my name is Mark Berry.
I’m deaf and I come from a deaf family.
We use New Zealand Sign Language at home to communicate so that’s our first language.
I came to Victoria University to study Second Language Education and it’s been great learning
more in depth about how people learn a second language.
So it applies to both hearing people learning Sign Language and also how deaf people learn
English which of course enables those two groups to communicate with each other better.
Also at Vic I’ve been able to have a Research Assistant job working in an online dictionary
project and that’s been fantastic to be able to apply my study to my work as a Research