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  1. Welcome

    1. Rules, Privacy, & Technical Support

      A few formalities and information on using this forum.  Please be respectful of others and of this website.  

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    2. Introduce Yourself

      Feel free to 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. Learning British Sign Language

    1. 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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    2. What is the BSL sign for __________ ?

      Ask the community how to sign a certain word.

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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. 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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    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. 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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    2. Current Affairs

      General discussion on current affairs issues.

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    3. Other

      For discussions that don't fit anywhere else.

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  • Posts

    • Hi , I have M.S and have trouble with my speech sometimes and was thinking having some sign skills may have some benefit for me communicating.When its bad I slur and have a delay/can't remember words. I also volunteer in our village shop so it would be a skill I could put to good use if needed.Although I don't need help communicating all the time, I'm worried if i leave it to late and my speech is going t get worse,what do you think. Cheers BC x
    • We are starting a pop choir at school and want to sign to the songs. Has anyone any tips or know of songs already with signs attached. We gave some experience of Makton will this help?
    • hello, I might need your help at some point. I've just started the bsl level 1 award online
    • Definitely needed in schools!!!!  Children soak it in like a sponge.  Children are made to learn French, German, whatever, which they may never use or need. But BSL is a language in its own right in the UK!  So yes, THIS should be taught in all schools!  I wasn't born deaf, in fact I was an interpreter for the Deaf for years. Not knowing I'd  to deaf one day.  But I taught myself BSL. Started finger spelling age 16yrs. Went from  there. Took my exams then went deaf, lol Been signing for far too many years...48 actually.  lol We never know if we'll lose our hearing. Fortunately for me, God prepared me well!  But no so for others.  I've taught many family members and friends. I make sure I teach anyone who wants to learn!  So yep, I champion sign in schools! 
    • HI IM GERRY.   I AM AT PRESENT HALF WAY THROUGH LEVEL 3. I LIVE NEAR GLASGOW .  IM HAPPY TO HELP ANYONE AND BE HELPED BY ANYONE  BSL VARIES BETWEEN SCOTLAND ,ENGLAND AND WALES  AND SOMETIMES COUNTIES OR TOWNS . SO IF YOUR HAPPY TO SEE  MAINLY SCOTTISH BSL  THEN IM HAPPY TO  HELP .  
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