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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.

    2. Using this website

      Tips and advice for using this website.

  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.

    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.

    3. Songs, Stories, Poems, & Nursery Rhymes

      Share Songs, Stories, Poems, & Nursery Rhymes in British Sign Language.

    4. BSL Practice Zone

      Practice your BSL skills here with a short description or story and let other people give you feedback.

    5. Courses & Evening Classes

      Share tips, information, and stories about your experiences of learning BSL.

    6. BSL in Schools

      Discuss your thoughts and ideas for learning British Sign Language in schools.

  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.

    2. Current Affairs

      General discussion on current affairs issues.

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    3. Other

      For discussions that don't fit anywhere else.

  • Latest Posts

    • Hi Joanne, Yes it will, focus on technique and accuracy and speed will naturally come with time
    • Hi everyone, I am currently doing level 2, working on my presentation.  Loving signing but not the fastest and finding the flow difficult, suppose it will come with practice. 
    • I forgot to mention, I am hoping to learn London BSL.  I know some signs tend to vary by area, so hoping to learn the signs which are most prominent around London. Thank you~~
    • Hello, A bit about me: I'm 27. I have been studying BSL on my own for just under two months. My vocabulary is about 325 words + the alphabet. I would love to take a public class to further my skills (especially grammar!), but here's the catch: I live in japan!  So I'm looking for someone who has advanced level BSL to meet with once a week over Skype for lessons.  I am more than happy to pay for the private tutoring.  Would anyone here be interested in this, or know of a resource to find an online tutor?  Japan and UK timezones match up so that we could meet in the UK-morning/Japan-evening.   Thanks!
    • You're right, I somehow got confused with which fingers were up. I think the final sign is actually ASL for the number 9.
    • @Ferkel I don't understand your text, a little. I don't look for a sign 'T-shirt' in ASL, but meaning sings ON my T-shirt. I put the photo. Xoxo, Merry
    • Thanks for answer. Unfortunatly I don't have any context, It's just a T-shirt I bought in the usualy shop center. But I would like to know what my shirt is saying to the world. And the last sign is not D, I think I can use word 'opposed', look at the picture. It's D.     Xoxo, Mery
    • hi monty  I am currently doing evening course level 102 exam next week would like a practise buddy    ve 
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