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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. 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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  • Latest Posts

    • Hi, I have just completed my Level 1 and intend continuing with Level 2, hopefully starting in September.  I am a music teacher in an ASL school and next session will  be teaching  An Introduction to BSL course which has been introduced onto the curriculum for S6.  I'm really looking forward to this new challenge and sharing BSL.
    • Hey,    So my husband signed me up to a course on Oplex British Sign Language Course, which from what i can read is a level 3.  But im finding alot of it doesn't make sense, it shows you signing in BSL then it shows ASL, but in the same topic, example: 1-10 first page BSL second ASL?  Iv tried to do as much research on if he has signed me up to some dodgy site but cant find much info.  i just dont want to waste my time, im really enjoying it but im forever checking youtube and more to check what they showing is correct.  And when you sign up says you have tutors, well you dont really you just send an email and there is no forums or anything. Any help would be really appreciated.    Sarah   
    • Thanks for that information it was really useful !   I will have to have a look at your website!
    • Hi Everyone, We've recently started running specialist BSL tours at Tower Bridge and I've been tasked with spreading the word! They're held once a month on a Saturday and more information can be found on our website, http://www.towerbridge.org.uk/tours/ Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested! Kind regards Sophie
    • Hi. Starting level 1 course in Sept but have deaf friends and friends who sign so have learnt a bit along the way. I would really like to know if there is a book, website or resource out there anywhere that explains the origins of each sign?
    • Hi everyone. My name is Darryl and I work and live in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Although i had a deaf friend during my teenager years, he was a fantastic lip reader, so we rarely had to sign and the signs he did show me, were generally curse signs. Forward to the present day and nearly twenty old years later and i have always wanted to learn BSL and now have the means and financial ability to do so.  My background is Mental health and Learning disability services but two years ago, i 'retired' and went into self employment as a Hypnotherapist / Counsellor as well as a Hypnobirthing practitioner . I also teach hypnotherapy in a local university for a national teaching organisation. So by learning BSL, as well as personal achievement, it may also help me in my working life as I have supported couples during pregnancy that have hearing difficulties.  Thanks for reading.
    • morning Maureen. That sounds great. I have skype but have never used! And i am on facebook. Will try set up so that i can skype, would luv to be able to sign with people like that...on a mission now 🤓
    • my namebis displayed wrong....my typing error! deliablueye is correct. Cant change in settings!!! great start ay 😀
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