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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

    • Hi all, I'm just coming to the end of my BSL 1 but i could definitely do with some practice!   
    • Hi All,  My name is Sam Murphy and I work in the Holidays and Volunteering team at Sense. I just wanted to get in touch to share an opportunity for any members of this forum to get involved and practice their BSL skills on the way. Sense Holidays are for groups of disabled children, young people and adults who are deafblind, have multi-sensory impairments or other complex communication needs. Each holiday experience is unique as they are planned around the needs and interests of the holidaymakers. Sense Holidays take place throughout England and this year there are volunteering opportunities from July until November Sense Holidays couldn’t happen without our fantastic volunteers! As a volunteer you will be supporting a child, young person or adult as they try new things, make new connections, create memories and have fun! You’ll be part of a team making sure each break is the very best experience it can be for everyone involved. Each break is different, and could include swimming, drumming, visits to local attractions, canoeing, dry slope skiing, meals out, or nights in the pub! Volunteering on a Sense Holiday is completely free of charge and all your accommodation, food and activity expenses will be covered. If you’d be interested in volunteering on our 2019 Holidays then please complete our application form by clicking Apply Now.  Here you can let us know which weeks you’re available, what kind of age group you’d like to work with and what you’d like to get out of volunteering. For our summer holidays, we will invite you to a Preparation Day on May 18th at Touchbase Pears in Selly Oak, Birmingham. It is vital that you can attend this day if you want to volunteer on a summer holiday. We can reimburse travel for this day. As a Sense Holidays volunteer you will - - Develop existing skills or learn new ones.
      - Learn about complex communication needs
      - Have an amazing experience supporting a child, young person or adult as they create great memories!
      - Plus it’s free – full training and support is provided Volunteering on a Sense Holiday is a great way to meet people, try new challenges, explore new ways of communicating and visit new places, all while experiencing a huge sense of achievement. As a Sense volunteer you are valued  for your time and energy, and for the unique contribution you bring.
    • Hi, my name's Lynn. I did BSL Level 1 many years ago so very very rusty, if you don't use it you lose it lol. My friend is stone deaf, was brought up oral but is now learning BSL so in order to communicate even better, I'm brushing off my skills. At the snail pace at the mo but hope to improve. Any help much appreciated. I'm also moderately deaf and my hearing is deteriorating as each yearly audio test goes by, so I really need to do BSL in order to communicate, just need to encourage my family and friends to join me lol. 
    • Hey my names Phoenix and I’m new here. I’m just starting to learn bsl and I’m really exited for this course 
    • Anyone wishing to practise BSL level 1 please join
    • Hi.. I am currently studying BSL level 1 and would like someone to practice with. Please message if interested 😁
    • Hi Tals, I am also looking for someone to practice with, I have recently started BSL level 2 and have realised I really need to practice my receptive skills! Let me know if you want to set something up.
    • Hey there,  Anyone looking to practice on here? If so happy to make a time and day to come practice 😊
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