Introduction to Sign Language

Ref: C2226145

The course is suitable for anyone interested in learning how to improve their communication skills with Deaf people in everyday life and situations.

Course aim

This course aims to introduce learners to some basic skills in British Sign Language, to communicate with Deaf people in everyday life and situations.

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:

  • Demonstrate simple, basic information presented in British Sign Language
  • Sign numbers and finger spell the alphabet.
  • Provide simple, basic information of a personal, social and work related nature
  • Demonstrate, asking and answering simple questions about personal, social and work related situations.

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

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
  • It would be useful to have a notepad and pen for any notes you wish to take

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

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Introduction to Sign Language

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Waiting List Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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