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 (BSL Glossary)

    • Cultural conventions

    • Fingerspelling explained

    • Weather

    • Colours

    • Family

    • Numbers

    • Transport

    • Directions

  • 3

    Level 1 Recap: BSL Linguistics

    • Sign Order

    • Pointing in BSL

    • Handshapes

    • Timelines

    • Live Zoom session: Course introduction

  • 4

    BSL Level 2 Linguistics - part 1

    • Linguistics Introduction

    • Fingerspelling Quiz

  • 5

    Eating and drinking

    • Food

    • Food and Drink (Part 2)

    • Eating and Drinking Quiz

  • 6

    Shopping and spending glossary

    • Clothes

    • Receptive skills practise

  • 7

    BSL Linguistics - part 2

    • Role shift explained

    • Live zoom session NMF

    • Receptive skills practise

  • 8

    Travel and holidays

    • Countries

  • 9

    BSL Linguistics - part 3

    • live/zoom tutorial

    • Live tutorial practise session

  • 10

    BSL 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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