The course is designed to help learners demonstrate competence in using BSL at Level 3 of the UK Occupational Language Standards (CILT, 2010). This means that the learner will be able to understand and use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations.

The qualification is divided into a number of units, each of which will be assessed separately. Although assessments can be taken straight after each unit has been taught, iBSL suggests that all assessments are best taken at the end of the course when all teaching is complete.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Course orientation

    • Welcome 😊

    • Reading list

  • 2

    Re-cap Level 2

    • Pointing in BSL

    • Timelines

  • 3

    Linguistics - part 1

    • Cultural conventions

    • Linguistics - receptive skills practise

    • Gestures

    • what is not BSL

    • Advanced fingerspelling

    • Live tutorial - zoom session

  • 4

    Linguistics - part 2

    • Placement - pointing

    • Mouth patterns (NMF)

    • role shift

    • Live tutorial

  • 5

    Linguistics -part 3

    • Negation/Affirmation

    • Classifiers

    • Handshapes

    • Live tutorial

    • Signing space

    • Sign types: Compound signs

    • Handout: Established and Productive Signs

    • Compound signs

  • 6

    Linguistics - part 4

    • Multichannel signs glossary

    • Aspect, manner, mood

    • BSL Syntax

    • Verbs

    • Formal and informal signing

    • Connectives and plurals

  • 7

    Topic 1 - Home Life

    • Deaf equipment

    • Deaf organisations

  • 8

    Topic 2 - Everyday experiences

    • Receptive skills practise

    • Routine news items

  • 9

    Topic 3 - Deaf History & Culture

    • BSL History

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

What others have been saying about this course:

Experience and the highest teaching standards are used to transform your signing skills and help you move closer towards your future career.

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