Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher

Course Dates: 03/05/22 - 05/07/22
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class.
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Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £203.00

Course Code: QB423

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Tue, eve, 03 May - 05 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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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. This course is not accredited,.

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
Fingerspelling practice
Meeting and describing people
Hobbies and interests
Daily activities/routine
Eating and drinking
Attitudes and opinions
Getting around
Shopping and spending
Clothes and colour.

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
- telling a short story.

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

You will need to have basic Literacy as you will be asked to write some self-evaluations and read topics and instruction.

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

You will be taught in a small group (maximum of 8 learners). The teaching delivery methods will include:
• Interactive teaching
• Pair work - breakout sessions
• Questions and answers
• Receptive skills from online clips
• Role play.

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

If you are successful this course, you can progress to a Level 2 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.