Bridges to Learning Introduction to British Sign Language

Ref: C2524877

Who wish to acquire basic language skills to allow communication with Deaf people Who are already in employment. Who wish to continue language learning in addition to their normal studies. Who wish to progress to more advanced at a later date. Who are studying for personal development in the wider sense of “life long learning”.

Course aim

This course is designed to enable students to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) about familiar, day-to-day topics and activities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • • Show basic understanding of BSL
  • • Show understanding of at least one Deaf person using BSL
  • • Use the correct BSL structure
  • • Use appropriate and clear handshapes
  • • Be able to conduct a basic conversation with a Deaf person

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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course information sheet

Bridges to Learning Introduction to British Sign Language

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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