Centre for deaf education
City Lit has had provision for deaf people at its heart right from the start. Some of the first courses ever offered by City Lit were lipreading classes for deafened soldiers returning from World War 1. Over the years, we have grown to become an internationally-renowned centre of a wide range of provision - it is the largest centre of its kind in Europe. Our staff is a mixed group of deaf and hearing professionals; all highly skilled in their own areas of specialist expertise. Learn British sign language with City Lit today.
As well as courses, we also offer support and services for deaf people.
Watch Samba, a student in the Centre for Deaf Education, discuss his experiences of studying at City Lit.
Centre for deaf education highlights
English for Deaf people
Maths for Deaf people
British Sign Language for Deaf people
General interest courses for Deaf people
British Sign Language
Lipreading and managing hearing loss
Course Date: Mon 17 Jul 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetWould you like to learn some everyday signs so you can expand your range of communication methods and communicate with other British Sign Language users? This practical session will give you an introduction to the basics. Suitable for beginners or those who would like a refresher.Full fee: £39.00Senior fee: £39.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Sat 29 Jul 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFind out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. This fascinating course is taught in BSL, with a BSL-English interpreter available.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £79.00Concession: £79.00
Course Date: Fri 9 Jun 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDo you need to develop your skills in Excel? Have you completed an 'Excel essentials' course or have some Excel experience? If so, come and develop your skills further and learn more complext formatting features, formulas and functions. Ideal for improving your job prospects.
These courses are free to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or (c) other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £71.00Concession: £18.00
Course Date: Tue 4 Jul 2017 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetInterested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the BSL level 1 qualification.Full fee: £169.00Senior fee: £135.00Concession: £103.00
Course Date: Wed 19 Jul 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetAre you interested in exploring mindfulness, and the benefits that living in a mindful way can bring? Practise direct applications of mindfulness in daily life particularly when dealing with hearing loss. Learn exercises to help develop your awareness including simple meditation, relaxation and communication strategies.Full fee: £79.00Senior fee: £51.00Concession: £35.00
Course Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDo you want to know how to create a presentation for work or study? Learn the basics of PowerPoint: how to create slides, use images, data and make the presentation exciting. Suitable if you know how to use a mouse and a keyboard.
These courses are FREE to students who are on (a) Jobseekers' Allowance; (b) Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG); or © other state benefits, earn less than £330 a month and are doing the course to find work or move into more sustainable employment. Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £47.00Concession: £12.00
Course Date: Thu 13 Jul 2017
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetIdeal if you have passed level 1 in BSL and would like to brush up your signing skills before progressing to level 2.Full fee: £189.00Senior fee: £151.00Concession: £115.00