British Sign Language Introduction
This course is for anyone who wishes to learn some basic techniques of British Sign Language. You do not need any previous experience of British Sign Language to start this class, it will introduce you to techniques used to help you decide if you would like to progress to an accredited course.
The Awarding Body, Signatures, set entry requirements for learners to have sufficient sight, manual dexterity, facial and body movement to produce and receive British Sign Language.
The British Sign Language Introduction course will include the following topics:
• An introduction to deaf awareness
• Finger spelling names and places
• Meeting and greeting others
• Numbers, travel and directions
• Describing and asking about the weather
• Describing people, animals and objects around the home
• Time, dates and money
• Activities and interests, food and drink.
The course will be very practical, and you will be given lots of opportunities to practice in pairs and small groups.
Your tutor is a British Sign Language user, and your first session will be supported by an interpreter.
Activities and work will be assessed by your tutor.
You do not need to do any written work at home. However, practising between sessions will help you to reinforce signs and can be fun to do with family and friends, just as you would if you were learning a foreign language.
This is not an accredited course but may encourage you to progress onto the Level 1 in British Sign Language.
Course Start Date(s)Various
Course Length5 weeks