BSL level 2

Course Dates: 02/10/23 - 24/06/24
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: Keeley Street
Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
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  • Course Code: QB121
  • Dates: 02/10/23 - 24/06/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 20:30
  • Taught: Mon, Evening
  • Duration: 30 sessions (over 39 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Peter Brown, Pat Parke

Course Code: QB121

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Full Mon, eve, 02 Oct - 24 Jun '24

Duration: 30 sessions (over 39 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is designed to enable you to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language at level 2 standard within a range of everyday topics. The course leads to the Level 2 Certificate in BSL, accredited by the Signature awarding body. The qualification comprises three units: receptive, productive and conversational skills.

You will have the opportunity to undertake the examinations for these three units within the course.

What will we cover?

You will learn receptive, productive and conversational skills at level 2 in the following topic areas:
- everyday conversation
- daily social / work / school routines
- eating and drinking
- shopping and spending
- travel and holidays
- BSL grammatical structure and features.

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

Demonstrate usage of BSL at level 2 by:
- showing a wide range of vocabulary
- using correct and clear hand shapes
- using suitable facial expressions with signs
- conducting a conversation with a deaf person
- showing turn-taking and asking for clarification
- telling a short story
- answering questions on a short signed story.

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

This course is at level 2. You will be invited to a 1-1 interview with our BSL Level 2 co-ordinator to make sure that this course is suitable for you. The interview will take place via Zoom.

Signature, the awarding body for BSL exams, has the following essential requirements: ‘BSL competence standards include requirements for candidates to have sufficient sight, manual dexterity, facial and body movement to produce and receive BSL. If you wish to discuss these requirements, please contact the department at deafedu@citylit.ac.uk for advice.

You will need to have basic literacy skills as you will be asked to write some self-evaluations and read topics and instructions for examinations.

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

The teaching delivery methods will include:
• Interactive taught sessions
• Pair/group work
• Questions and answers
• Receptive skills from video clips.
• Google classroom for resources
• 1 to 1 feedback sessions with your teacher

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?

Examination fees are included in the course fees.

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

If you successfully in pass the Signature Level 2 assessments, you can apply to join a level 3 certificate in BSL course.

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.