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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

    • I'm more than a little hesitant about using the sign for "thank you" during this... unique procession of events... I find myself feeling uncomfortable bringing my hands anywhere near my mask, and I feel more than a little embarrassed by what it might look like to another person doing so. I've kinda defaulted to signing yes, which seems to get the point across at shops and what not, but I also think it might come across as a little rude? I'm kinda new to signing frequently, prior to people wearin
    • I am learning BSL to support a child in my care and to build on my professional development
    • Hello everyone my name is Abigail and I am a newbie
    • 👋🏻 Hello  I've just started learning BSL, I've always thought that BSL should have been an option when learning languages at school. I don't have anyone in my immediate circle who uses BSL but I have always wanted to learn. I'm part of an additional needs parenting group and a few of their children use sign language, because they're either deaf or struggle to communiate verbally.  I am currently not working so thought now the kids are back to school I'd make the most of my time and lea
    • Hi! I’m Lauren and i’m a beginner. I’m 19 years and am ideally trying to find some people to talk to who i can practice with! I struggle to solidify my knowledge because i don’t have any practice opportunities! 
    • Hi Emily, i’m 19, so almost 20 but not quite! I would love to talk, i really need to practice more!! 
    • Firstly an apology ... I never quite got round to joining in ... but if these are still going it would be good to join in. when are the sessions now? Vanessa
    • Hi, if you do this again I would be interested, if that is alright? Thanks you, Georgia 
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