Deaf history: one-day course

Course Dates: 21/09/24
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: Online
A brief introduction to 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.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Deaf history: one-day course
  • Course Code: QH001
  • Dates: 21/09/24 - 21/09/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Peter Brown

Course Code: QH001

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Sat, day, 21 Sep - 21 Sep '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

You will find out about the general history of deaf people in Britain.

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?

- the history of BSL and the manual alphabet in Britain
- the history of deaf education in Britain.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- describe the evolution of the manual alphabet
- describe the evolution of BSL.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

BSL users with Level 2 and above are welcome - the course will be taught in BSL.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Classes will be taught using Zoom. Teaching delivery methods will include:
- demonstration
- discussion
- question and answer.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There will be no additional costs for this course. You are advised to bring a folder, paper and pens for taking notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Our courses Deaf history 1 and 2 cover this subject in more detail. We also have a range of post-level 2 BSL courses, up to level 6.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.