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  1. Welcome

    1. Introduce Yourself

      Introduce yourself to the community by telling us a little bit about yourself and your interest in British Sign Language.

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    2. Using this website

      Tips and advice for using this website.

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  2. Learning British Sign Language

    1. Why are you learning BSL?

      Why did you decide to learn British Sign Language?  Share your BSL story with the community.

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    2. What is the BSL sign for:

      Ask the community how to sign a certain word or to translate a sign that you do not know the meaning for.

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    3. Songs, Stories, Poems, & Nursery Rhymes

      Share Songs, Stories, Poems, & Nursery Rhymes in British Sign Language.

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    4. BSL Practice Zone

      Practice your BSL skills here with a short description or story and let other people give you feedback.

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    5. Courses & Evening Classes

      Share tips, information, and stories about your experiences of learning BSL.

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    6. BSL in Schools

      Discuss your thoughts and ideas for learning British Sign Language in schools.

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  3. General Discussion

    1. Job Vacancies

      Are you looking for, or are you offering, any BSL or related job vacancies?

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    2. Baby Sign Language, Signalong, Makaton

      Baby Sign Language, Signalong, and Makaton are communication systems that incorporate signs but are not the same as British Sign Language.  Signalong and Makaton are systems often used by people with communication difficulties. Use this topic to discuss these.

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    3. Current Events & News

      General discussion on current affairs issues and news.

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    4. Other

      For discussions that don't fit anywhere else.

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  • Latest Posts

    • Hey everyone!   I'm in the USA but want to learn BSL...partly for my own self-satisfaction and partly for creative reasons {working on an animated film featuring a deaf character}. So now I've got a question here...    Gotta be accurate here everyone. So here it is. How far back do the signs in this dictionary go?? Asking because the film that I'm working on takes place between 1969 to 1970 and the character is in his early 20s. So I'm going to need BSL signs from that period. What do I do??... Get back to me, Thanks! Dylan    
    • Hi there Am new to BSL and new to this site. I attend beginner class at my local college but it's not accredited. I can fingerspell but really struggle to 'read' fingerspelling!  Am working my way through learning vocabulary but only seem to retain a very small amount. Any help on offer greatly appreciated.  
    • Does anyone teach BSL IN local area of mother well or Glasgow for beginners .
    • I don't really have a need for BSL, however it has always intrigued me. I've tried to learn vocal languages with little success and now I'm trying a visual one in the hope that it's something I can get. So far it's going OK, but need loads od practice... Scott
    • Hi there. I'm Amy and I'm brand new to BSL, I'm currently going to weekly Level 1 classes. I already knew the alphabet as my Nana had a poster of the signs in her house but I've been wanting to learn BSL properly for most of my life really. I have only now been able to afford classes. My Nana is hard of hearing (80% deaf in one ear and 50% deaf in the other), and my dad is starting to lose his hearing more too. So mostly I'd like to learn it for them as my Nana knows some BSL and since starting this course my dad has said he's going to go on a course too. My hearing isn't great either, it's only gonna get worse, and I'm on the autistic spectrum so sometimes I feel non-verbal so I'm hoping BSL will help me in that aspect too. Anyway I've waffled for long enough. Nice to meet y'all.
    • Hello! My name is Cecylia and I'm a doctor, trying to learn BSL in my spare time. I've learned the basics of ASL but since moving to the UK, I've had to start from scratch - but well worth the effort. I hope to be able to communicate with my patients without the use of an interpreter in the near future! 
    • Hi  My name is David, I am new to BSL and really quite bad at it after 5/6 weeks at a evening class in Poole Dorset.  
    • Hello, I'm a newbie to BSL and have been trying my hardest to my best. I started learning BSL because I have a non-verbal cousin who uses BSL, and I just want to talk to him really. It also should help me become a better teaching assistant.
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