BSL taster

Course Dates: 15/04/23
Time: 14:30 - 15:15
Location: Keeley Street
Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar during this BSL taster on Deaf Day 2023.
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Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

Course Code: EVDFDAY11

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Sat, day, 15 Apr - 15 Apr '23

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This session is part of Deaf Day 2023. Deaf Day is a free annual one-day event organised by City Lit’s Centre for Deaf Education. Deaf Day is a celebration of Deaf culture, it’s an opportunity to get together, socialise and celebrate Deaf provision and the Deaf community. For more information visit Deaf Day 2023 .

Pat Parke

Pat has been teaching BSL Level 1 and 2 for the last 10 years starting in 1990 and it is her passion. She qualified on the Signing Teachers Training Course at City Lit in 1990 and continued to teach staff BSL Levels 1, 2 and 3 at a Deaf school, also taught at Adult Education Centres in Kent for the 10 years. Pat trained as an assessor for BSL Level 1 where she travelled around the country even to Jersey and Guernsey to assess students’ Level 1 signing skills. Pat studied Deaf Studies at the Open University where she studied BSL linguistics, culture, education and mental health. In 1996, Pat was BSL teacher at Oak Lodge School for the deaf where she developed a Deaf Studies curriculum and other subjects and taught for many years. Pat is Deaf and uses BSL as her preferred language and has a Deaf brother who is also a native BSL signer.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.