BSL taster session
Time: 19:30 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
This is a one-off free taster session to give you an idea of what happens in a British Sign Language class. The class will be a fun and relaxed group where you will learn some basic signs in BSL. If you enjoy the class, you can discuss course options with the tutor at the end.
This is a live course. You need an internet connection. The classes work best with the Chrome browser.
A computer with a camera is best – e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook. BSL classes do not need a microphone as it is visual.
iPad/smartphone/iPhone are not suitable – they are too small.
We will contact you with joining instruction and netiquette for BSL class.
What will we cover?
You will cover a short introduction to British Sign Language at beginner level.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- understand and use a basic range of simple signs in BSL
- understand and use basic fingerspelling.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will need to have basic literacy skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- pair/group work
- question and answers.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no extra costs.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
After completing this course, you can enrol on a Level 1 in BSL course or an Introduction to BSL course.
The tutor can advise you at the end of your course.