Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher
Time: 10:30 - 15:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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What is the course about?
This is a course for students who passed level 1 in BSL but who are not quite ready to do level 2 in BSL.
What will we cover?
You will practice productive, receptive and conversation skills in BSL at pre-level 2 standard, use a wide range of vocabulary related to everyday life. Topics will include:
- Everyday conversation
- Hobbies and interests
- Daily activities/routine
- Eating and drinking
- Attitudes and opinions
- Shopping and spending.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Demonstrate signing skills in BSL structure at pre-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.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will not need an interview .– you can enrol directly.
You will need to have basic literacy as you will be asked to write some self-evaluations and read topics and instructions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught remotely by a teacher who will be in the classroom at City Lit. Classes will be taught using Zoom. Teaching delivery methods will include:
• Interactive taught sessions
• Pair/group work – using breakout rooms
• Questions and answers
• Receptive skills from online 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?
There will be no additional costs for this course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If you are successful this course, you can apply to join a BSL Level 2 course.
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.