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    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

    • Hello, 

      My name is Zoltan and I am one half of a producer duo working on a new short film with BSL talent attached. As one of our actors is of school-age we would love to find a tutor who would be willing to come on a 5 to 6-day shoot, freelance, later this year or mid-February next year. If you know of anyone or if you are a teacher/tutor yourself we'd love to hear from you. 

      Of course, this is a paid role.  

      The shoot will take place in Ireland and therefore we are happy to consider applicants from across the UK and Ireland. 

      If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. 

      Many thanks again and thank you for accepting me on your forum. 

      Have a lovely rest of your day! 

      Zoltan
    • Hey Marla, My favourite sign is TRUST/SURE/TRUE: https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/true-1.html If your are starting to learn and are intrigued by the BSL world, then I thoroughly recommend using these sites for finding signs: Primary - https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/ Secondary - https://www.signbsl.com/ And also watching shows on BSL Zone! It's an incredible site where you can watch a whole host of shows that are all in BSL. - https://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/ Lucy
    • That's awesome, thank you! So then, if you signed MUST while shaking your head and using negative expression, would that mean "not allowed to" or "don't have to"? Thanks! Lucy
    • Thank you Vikki, that is very helpful! Lucy
    • Hello,

      My name is Zoltan and I am one half of a producer duo working on a new short film with BSL talent attached. As one of our actors is of school-age we would love to find a tutor who would be willing to come on a 5 to 6-day shoot, freelance, later this year or mid-February next year. If you know of anyone or if you are a teacher/tutor yourself we'd love to hear from you.

      Of course, this is a paid freelance role. 
      The shoot will take place in Ireland and therefore we are happy to consider applicants from across the UK and Ireland.

      If you have any questions please feel free to reach out.

      Many thanks again and thank you for accepting me on your forum.

      Have a lovely rest of your day!

      Zoltan
    • I have just received from the library sign language for dummies , would like to take qualifications to improve CV. I have worked in special schools for fifteen years, , any ideas how to go about this and time scale would be appreciated.
    • Can someone please message me on my social media accounts and help me learn bsl please . Social media :Facebook : Helen Kearsley . Snapchat : kearsleyhelen . Instagram : helen_kearsley    thanks 
    • Hello all,  My name is Marla and I am an international student in Bangkok. I started learning Bsl as it allows me to volunteer for more service opportunities. I also have started learning Bsl for a school project. I am very intrigued of the Bsl world and would like to learn as much as I can! Please write below your favorite word in Bsl and why. I think mine is Australia as I think it’s a funny sign. 
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