British Sign Language and Makaton

Ref: C2524623

During the course you will learn hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use. You will learn to sign a range of names and words used in everyday situations and how to use them at home and in the community. You will learn how to sign every day words to build up to a basic conversation. You will get the opportunity to sign songs with different topics covered.

Course aim

During the course you will learn hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use. You will learn to sign a range of names and words used in everyday situations and how to use them at home and in the community.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • be able to sign the alphabet and finger spellfullname
  • be able to sign your family
  • be able to sign numbers
  • be able to sign the weather and colour with rainbow song
  • Be able to sign family pets with age and colour

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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
  • level 1 British Sign Language

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • Pen and note pad folder for hand outs

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Level 1 British sign language

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British Sign Language and Makaton

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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