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.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to BSL Level 1

    • Welcome

    • Course orientation

    • BSL Level 1 overview

  • 2

    Cultural conventions

    • Deaf Awareness

    • Deaf awareness quiz

    • Fingerspelling

    • Fingerspelling quiz

    • Greetings vocabulary

    • Pointing in BSL

    • Live tutorial - Zoom

  • 3

    Signing Structure - part 1

    • Numbers in different contexts

    • Live tutorial -zoom

    • Timelines

    • Quiz - Fingerspelling practise

    • NMF - facial expressions

    • Sign order

    • Handshapes explained

    • Story

    • Story quiz

  • 4

    BSL Signs glossary

    • Weather signs

    • Transport signs

    • Direction signs

    • Countries

    • Colour signs

    • Clothes

    • Family signs

    • food and drink glossary

    • Food and drink - part 2

  • 5

    Signing structure - part 2

    • Compound signs

  • 6

    BSL Signs glossary 2

    • Pets/ Animals

    • House, furniture and garden glossary

  • 7

    Assessment practise sessions

    • 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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