Introduction to British Sign Language (Balsam Centre)

Ref: C3530751

This short British Sign Language course, the third recognised language in England, has been developed to encourage anyone who wishes to learn this visual language, from complete beginners to having an understanding of the purpose of fingerspelling, the relevance of clear handshapes and practise basic everyday conversation. We will be looking at the alphabet, greetings, family, numbers, questions and calendar. We will be following the basis of Level One Signature curriculum.

Course aim

This short course provides an overview of British Sign Language the third recognised language in England. This short course encourage anyone who wishes to have a flavour of a visual language. An ideal course for beginners.

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:

  • British Sign Language Alphabet.
  • The relevance and importance of handshapes.
  • Vocabulary that includes: greetings, calendar, numbers, family.
  • Conversation work using the signs learned.

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
  • Tutor encourages group and pair work.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • Paper and pen would be useful. Handouts will be provided.

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 British Sign Language (Balsam Centre)

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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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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