Deaf Awareness Taster Session

Ref: C3529309

We will be deaf aware by making sure we communicate clearly and easily. There will be opportunities to learn to finger-spelling, the alphabet and learn signs so one can communicate effectively among the deaf community or with a deaf customer/staff/volunteer. You will be able to greet and make small talk about the weather, animals, giving directions and offering drinks and food.

Additional information about this course

If you would like to enrol on these taster sessions please contact Kathryn on 0117 9166520 or email

Course aim

To be deaf aware and to learn some basic signs in order to improve communication between the hearing and non hearing community.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • The course is open to both Windmill Hill City Farm volunteers and staff, as well as the general public.

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

  • Be more deaf aware
  • To improve communication skills with a person who has a hearing loss
  • To be able to do the fingerspelling alphabet
  • To be able to learn/remember the signs useful at Windmill Hill City Farm

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • You may wish to bring your own pen and paper to jot down notes/clues to help to remember.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • To go on to a 'Signature' British Sign Language Level 1 course and gain a qualification after passing three assessments.

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Deaf Awareness Taster Session


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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