Introduction to British Sign Language with Janet Corbett Marston

Ref: C3532670

British Sign Language (BSL) is used by around 87,000 Deaf people, as their main language or preferred method of communication in the UK. This brief and engaging course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the basics of how to improve their communication skills with D/deaf BSL users.

Course aim

This course aims to introduce you to some simple basic skills in British Sign Language (BSL), which will enable you to feel confident to begin to communicate to a D/deaf person using BSL.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand how to communicate with a D/deaf BSL user
  • Demonstrate your name using the British fingerspelling alphabet
  • Recognise initial and name presented using the British fingerspelling alphabet
  • Understand at least 2 simple signs, or short phrases presented in British Sign Language
  • Demonstrate the ability to greet and take leave in British Sign Language

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Introduction to British Sign Language with Janet Corbett Marston

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This course is only available as part of this programme.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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