This course is designed to help you learn to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language.

You will gain basic skills and confidence in signing and understanding the signing of others.

The course follows the iBSL curriculum which includes elements of BSL linguistics in an easy-to-understand format.  You can upgrade within the course to attend live sessions with Bob, our BSL tutor and take assessments to achieve a nationally-recognised qualification.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to BSL Level 1

    • Welcome

    • Course orientation

    • BSL Level 1 overview

  • 2

    Cultural conventions

    • Fingerspelling

    • Fingerspelling quiz

    • Greetings

    • Deaf Awareness

    • Deaf Awareness Quiz

  • 3

    Signing Structure - part 1

    • Numbers (in different contexts)

    • Pointing

    • Live tutorial - Zoom*

    • Timelines

    • Fingerspelling Quiz

    • Facial Expressions

    • Sign Order

    • Handshapes

    • Story

    • Story quiz

  • 4

    BSL Signs glossary

    • Weather

    • Transport

    • Directions

    • Countries

    • Colours

    • Clothes

    • Family

    • Food and Drink

    • Food and Drink (Part 2)

  • 5

    Signing structure - part 2

    • Compound signs

  • 6

    BSL Signs glossary 2

    • Pets/ Animals

    • House and Garden

    • Education

    • Receptive Skills Practise

  • 7

    Upgrade: completing assessments

    • Mock assessment

About the tutor

BSL Tutor

Bob R

Bob's passion is to help hearing people understand what deafness is. He has been teaching sign language for 12 years and has taught a variety of people from a range of backgrounds

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