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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

    • I think schools should learn BSL because here is a few people in my school with hearing difficulties thats why im learning it so i can help them and talk to them im only 12 though and need some help learning but i dont know if i can trust any one on here on video has any one got any ideas that could help me ?????
    • hello so im starting to learn BSL and im only 12 and i dont think there is any one on here my age what shall i do to make some new frineds that i can talk to and learn from?
    • Hello  I am new to the forum, just started my level 3 - would love to have a chat and get some practice with bsl structure etc Also, I am from the west-midlands and looking to join a bsl club if anyone can recommend anything in the wolverhampton/dudley/bham areas  Thanks 
    • Hi all. My name is john and I have just finished Level 1 and will start Level 2 in Sept. Would be great to organise some video practice, any level. Message me if interested to arrange. Thanks
    • I have just signed up to learn BSL, I am currently on maternity leave as a nursery practitioner and have always wanted to learn sign language to help further my career so thought what better time to learn than now  I hope your all well xx
    • Hello. I haven't been on here in awhile. I am eager to practice. I will be online the usual time 6pm BST  
    • Hi!   I am a high school student that is planning a project to create a booklet of basic signs in a variety of different sign languages around the world for emergencies used by healthcare professionals. I was wondering if anyone could help me with some BSL grammar. I just have 5 questions that needs to be translated, but still haven't quite grasped the concept of sentence structuring in BSL.    1. "Where does it hurt?" into HURT WHERE? 2. "What is your name?" into NAME YOU WHAT? 3. "Do you know sign language?" or "Do you sign?" into SIGN YOU? 4. "Do you consent?" into CONSENT YOU? 5. "Do you have any family we can call?" into FAMILY HAVE CALL?   Are any of these correct? I'd appreciate any form of help I can get! Thank you in advance for helping me in the process of creating this booklet for local hospitals to communicate with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.   (Also, if anyone knows other sign languages: Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish, and can help with some grammar or words, please contact me: [email protected]!
    • 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.
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