What is the course about?
This course is for deaf people who use sign language and want to improve their lipreading skills for everyday communication.
You will practise lipreading spoken English, but the explanations and instructions will be in BSL.
What will we cover?
- learn to recognise sounds you can see
- learn which sounds look alike and why
- practise using other skills we use to lipread e.g.
the situation and knowing the subject.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- recognise visible speech sounds
- know which sounds look the same on the lips
- understand how we lipread and the different skills we use.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You need to have some basic sign language skills.
Classes and instructions will be in BSL.
You will need to be able to read and understand basic words and sentences in written English.
Simple written sentences are used in exercises and on the board.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
In class there will be group work, pair work, practical work, discussion and teacher explanation and demonstration.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please bring a pen and notebook. It is useful to bring a folder for handouts.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
After this course you can discuss with your tutor what course would be best for you.