What is the course about?
This workshop provides an opportunity to develop your ability to use and understand BSL fingerspelling by focussing on strategies and techniques to improve pace, flow and speed.
What will we cover?
You will have the opportunity to practice fingerspelling and develop your use of location, movement, pace and flow. You will improve your ability to recognise fingerspelling patterns and your confidence in recognising shapes and letter groups.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Fingerspell in BSL with greater flow and clarity
- Know how to use fingerspelling patterns
- Read fingerspelling and recognise words with greater confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is designed for those who are currently on a level 1 or 2 BSL course.
You will need to have basic literacy as you will be asked to read simple explanations and instructions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Demonstration and explanation
- Classroom discussion
- Pairwork practice.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Video resources and books are available for loan from the City Lit library.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
To continue your learning of BSL, there are a number of workshops aimed at developing your knowledge and skills, such as ‘BSL roleshift / referent practice’.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details