Beginners BSL

Course Dates: 24/04/24 - 15/05/24
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Location: Online
Are you interested in learning BSL? Join us to learn some basic vocabulary and grammar and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Beginners BSL
  • Course Code: QB066
  • Dates: 24/04/24 - 15/05/24
  • Time: 14:00 - 16:30
  • Taught: Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Alesia Parshutsina

Course Code: QB066

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Wed, day, 24 Apr - 15 May '24

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

On this short course, you will learn the basics to enable you to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) at a beginner’s level through an introduction to topics using simple, everyday language. It will give you the confidence required to progress onto BSL Level 1.

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 learn BSL communication skills at beginner level relating to the following topic areas:
- Meeting people
- Fingerspelling
- Using Numbers
- Weather
- Transport
- Work.

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

- understand and use a basic range of simple words in BSL
- take part in simple conversations in BSL.

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

You will not need an interview for this course – you can enrol directly.
You will need to have basic literacy skills.

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

The teaching delivery methods will include:
• Interactive teaching
• Pair work
• Questions and answers
• Feedback
• Google classroom for materials

You will be expected to practice your BSL skills at home as homework.

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

There will be no additional costs for this course.

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

After completing this course, you can enrol on a Level 1 in BSL course.

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.