English for Deaf people

English for Deaf People - Courses in London

Do you want to improve your English? We offer a range of courses, taught in British Sign Language (BSL), for adults living in the UK who want to improve their skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and communication.

In order to join our deaf English courses, you need to have an interview and initial assessment first.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Discover how English courses in the Centre for Deaf education helped Samba Coker express his identity.

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  1. English for deaf people: develop your basic communication skills (pre - entry)
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and/or missed out on the education at school due to communication barriers. This course is to help you to develop your basic communication skills in various social settings such as starting, maintaining and ending the conversations, confirming your understanding of the conversation flow and/or ask for clarification if/when necessary, asking and answering questions on various social topics etc. You will also develop basic study skills to help you to complete simple tasks and do homework on your own. This course has no exam. To be able to participate in this course, you will need to have basic BSL skills.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  2. English level 2 for deaf people
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you improve your communication skills including reading and writing. It will enable you to become confident in writing longer texts and reading more complex articles, information, descriptions and stories. You will also become more confident at formal and informal conversations. We will look at how English sentences are put together and how you can write more complex sentences confidently. We will see how formal English differs from informal English, which will help you with both your reading and writing. Along the way, you will work on your spelling strategies to improve the accuracy of your written work. And you will learn some useful digital skills including reading and finding information from websites.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. English entry 3 for deaf people
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you get become confident in your everyday communication including reading and writing. We will focus on topics that interest you and use these to help you improve the key elements of reading and writing as well as communication skills to enable you to express your thoughts and feelings including in difficult situations. You will learn to how write whole sentences and paragraphs, use adjectives effectively, organise your writing, make notes and complete drafts, spell important common words, use punctuation correctly and develop reading and writing strategies most suited to you. And you will learn some digital skills including reading and finding information from websites.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  4. English for deaf people: reading and writing (entry 1)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  5. English for deaf people: reading for pleasure (entry 1 - entry 2)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    The aim of this course is to develop your reading skills in a friendly and supportive environment. During this course you will read various book stories chosen by the tutor. You will also be discussing your reading materials in BSL, learning new vocabulary and exploring the structure of English. Translating from English to BSL and summarising texts will be a large part of the sessions. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  6. English grammar for deaf people (entry 1)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  7. English for deaf people: reading and writing (entry 2)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you able to read and write short texts and simple emails? This course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so that you can read and write about more interesting subjects and make fewer mistakes. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  8. English for deaf people: English for work - reading and writing skills (entry 3 - Level 1)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is suitable if you are looking for or already are in employment. The aim of the course is to help you to acquire English skills necessary for communication at work via e-mails, memos, reports etc. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. English for deaf people: confidently communicating at work (entry 3 - Level 1)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 14 Jan 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you want to develop your communication skills to participate, express and progress at work? This course will use a range of techniques to teach you how to get ahead in work situations. You will be introduced to practical language, vocabulary and skills. You will learn through realistic activities that are based on various work situations. This course has no exam.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  10. English for deaf people: Deaf mental health (entry 3 - Level 1)
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 28 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course is to help you to explore different issues deaf people have to face on daily basis, how it affects their mental wellbeing in general and different ways of how deaf people can maintain their wellbeing. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  11. English grammar for deaf people: develop your reading skills (entry 2 - entry 3)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you develop your reading skills. On the course you will learn about the different types of texts and the main points of a text and develop your comprehension skills. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  12. English grammar for deaf people: develop your writing skills (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Course start date:  Wed 27 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    You will learn about the importance of planning your writing and preparing a draft to use to work on your final version. You will also learn about using formal and informal language and also the importance of writing in a logical sequence and using paragraphs. English spelling is quite difficult and some focus will be given to spelling rules to help you with that. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  13. English for deaf people: reading for pleasure & vocabulary builder (entry 2 - entry 3)
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you enjoy reading stories and wish to improve your communication and discussion skills? Then this is the course for you. Extend your reading skills by working out meaning, and learn how to express yourself and your opinions across a range of different types of stories. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  14. English grammar for deaf people: word classes & their functions - part 1 (entry 3 - level 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    The aim of the course is to help you to develop your language awareness and knowledge of English grammar in terms



    of word classes and their functions. You will learn about nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, determiners,



    prepositions and connectives. You will be signposted to online sources of information and practical exercises which



    can be used to refine and revise your knowledge throughout the course and after the course has concluded. This course has no exams.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  15. English grammar for deaf people: the English tenses - part 1 (entry 3 - level 1)
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    "This course is suitable for you if wish to improve your knowledge of English tenses. You will learn the names of the



    different tenses, for what situations we use them and their structure form. You will be signposted to online sources



    of information and practical exercises which can be used to refine and revise your knowledge throughout the course



    and after the course has concluded. This course has no exams.



    ".



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

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