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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

    • What is the BSL sign for shilling?  Thank you!  --Gina
    • -because I would like to be able to converse with the deaf community at work -
    • Hello Im Harriet and i'm learning with my daughter Erika. We are learning BSL because my son has autism and is currently non verbal and we hope he will respond to signing.
    • Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone here can help me. I have written a play, a solo show, and there are a couple of sections in which I will be signing BSL. I completed a certifying basic BSL course, so I can sign, but these concepts are quite subtle and tricky (mainly about spirituality and religion, or certain specific actions such as 'stumbling'). I know some of them, found others online, but I still don't have all of them so I'm wondering whether anyone can send me in the right directi
    • Hi All, so I’ve had my hearing aid for approx. 1 year, started learning sign language a couple of weeks ago and seem to be getting on ok with the basics, I’m a gymnastics coach, personal trainer, I have a day job and I’m adult inclusive ice skater and I have two children who are also learning sign language with me so we can communicate if my hearing completely goes. 
    • Hi all, I thought I would answer the 'why?' question which I thought would be easier than it is! It made me think for sure! Learning BSL has for a long time been something I wanted to do and should have done a long time ago. As a youngster I spent time abroad and the friends I made at school didn't speak English and due to us being kids we just worked round it and communicated in our own version of gestures/signs. Over the months (I was the only English speaking kid there) we developed a pr
    • Hi all, I thought I would answer the 'why?' question which I thought would be easier than it is! It made me think for sure! Learning BSL has for a long time been something I wanted to do and should have done a long time ago. As a youngster I spent time abroad and the friends I made at school didn't speak English and due to us being kids we just worked round it and communicated in our own version of gestures/signs. Over the months (I was the only English speaking kid there) we developed a pr
    • Hi, I've just completed BSL 101 and I'm starting 102 next month.  I want to create my own Vocabulary sheets to put around the house but I'm struggling to find BSL clipart or pictures for certain words.  Is there a stock database I can access that just has pictures (not videos) that I can copy and paste? Thanks people - Lisa
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