Best Sign Language Schools In Kenya

This is a list of Kenya’s best sign language schools. The list focuses on accredited sign language schools that teach students and equip them with the essential knowledge and abilities to communicate with the deaf. Graduates of sign language can work in special education schools, media, or government departments.

Here is a list of the best sign language schools in Kenya, in no particular order.

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List of The Best Sign Language Schools In Kenya

1. St Paul’s University

St Pauls’s University is one of the few universities offering sign language courses in Kenya. The Diploma in Kenyan Sign Language Interpretation program at St Paul’s University prepares students to converse with and interpret for deaf people.

Location: Limuru.

Contact: 0728 669 000, 0736 424 440.

2. Kenya Institute of Special Education

Kenya Institute of Special Education (KISE) is a Ministry of Education semi-autonomous government institution. A certificate course in Kenyan sign language is available. Applicants must have a minimum KCSE grade of D+ or its equivalent to be considered for the course.

Location: Off Kasarani- Mwiki Road, Nairobi.

Contact: 0724 269 505, 020 800 7977.

3. Thika Technical Training Institute

A basic course in Kenya Sign Language at TTTI takes 3 months to complete. Evening classes are available from 5.30 to 7.30 from Monday to Thursday. Entry requirements include a D and above in KCSE and required school fees paid in time.

4. Rifkins College

A Certificate in Kenyan Sign Language is offered by Rifkins College. KSL theory, KSL grammar, KSL fingerspelling skills, challenges of interpretation, interpretation programs, KSL expression, and observation skills are all covered in this course.

Location: Mombasa.

Contact: 0715 043 739.

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5. Horizon Sign Language Training Centre 

Horizon Sign Language Training Centre is dedicated to providing two distinct groups with high-quality, competitive, and inexpensive Kenyan sign language training. One is service providers of critical basic services to improve effective service delivery for the deaf who are marginalized. The second group consists of members of the general public who are interested in bridging the communication gap that is evident on a daily basis. It is one of the best sign language schools in Kenya.

Location: Along Tubman/Biashara Street, Nairobi.

Contact: 0716 530 549, 0799 030 547.

6. Sign Language Resource Centre

The center offers sign teaching to deaf children at home, in private and public institutions to improve service accessibility, in conventional primary schools as an extra-curricular program, and in households with deaf persons.

Location: 5th Floor, Suite 5C, TRV Plaza, Nairobi.

Contact: 0713 955 988.

7. Institute of Sign Language

TVET and NITA have approved and registered it to provide professional sign language training courses. It offers basic and advanced sign language lessons in part-time, virtual, and full-time formats.

Location: Information House, Opposite Afya Centre, Nairobi.

Contact: 0710 924 026, 0729 438 815.

8. Pinnacle Institute for Sign Language & Disability Access

The college offers a Diploma in Kenyan Sign Language Interpretation, which aims to provide professional sign language interpretation knowledge and abilities.

Location: Tom Mboya Street, Gatakaini House, Nairobi.

Contact: 0718 420 900.

9. Karen Technical Training Institute For The Deaf

It’s a tertiary-level institution that teaches advanced, intermediate, and basic communication and sign language certificates.

Location: Karen Road, Karen.

Contact: 0722 677 859.


10. ACK Language & Orientation School

The school offers sign language classes based on international standards, with flexible learning programs to accommodate students’ schedules.

Location: Bishops Road, Opposite NSSF Building, Nairobi.

Contact: 0718 233 085, 020 272 1893.