This course will enable you to develop an ability to communicate with Deaf people using BSL in a range of familiar contexts, participating in lengthy and open-ended exchanges. 

This course will develop functional communication in BSL about a range of real-life, routine and daily experiences. You will be able to deal with most routine language tasks and have a sufficient grasp of grammar to cope with some non-routine tasks. You will also learn about regional variations in sign language.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Welcome

    • Course orientation

  • 2

    Level 1 recap

    • Cultural conventions

    • Pointing in BSL

    • Timelines

    • Sign order

    • Quiz - Fingerspelling practise

    • Live Zoom session - Deaf Awareness and course introduction

  • 3

    Linguistics - part 1

    • Linguistics explained

    • Fingerspelling explained

    • Fingerspelling handout

    • Receptive skills practise video

    • Receptive skills practise - section 1

    • Receptive skills practise - section 2

  • 4

    Eating and drinking

    • Food signs glossary

  • 5

    Shopping and spending glossary

    • Numbers in different contexts

    • Receptive skills practise

  • 6

    Linguistic - part 2

    • Role shift explained

    • Live zoom session NMF

    • Receptive skills practise

  • 7

    Linguistics - part 3

    • live/zoom tutorial

    • Live tutorial practise session

  • 8

    Linguistics - part 4

    • multi-channel signs glossary

    • Live tutorial - zoom

About the instructor

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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