Introduction to British Sign Language

Ref: C3528843

This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning how to improve their communication skills with Deaf People in everyday situations.

Additional information about this course

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Course aim

This course aims to introduce learners to some simple basic skills in British Sign Language (BSL) to enable them to communicate with Deaf people.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Understand simple, basic information presented in British Sign Language.
  • Develop the ability to provide simple, basic information of a personal, social and, or work-related nature.
  • Participate in simple conversation with Deaf people, whether in social situations or work-related.

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Introduction to British Sign Language Course Outline

Conditions

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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