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  2. jolucy

    Looking for practice

    Hi all, I'm just coming to the end of my BSL 1 but i could definitely do with some practice!
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  4. SenseVolunteering2019

    Sense Holidays Volunteering

    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.
  5. Lynn Senior

    newbie

    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.
  6. Phoenixreese112

    Hey I’m new

    Hey my names Phoenix and I’m new here. I’m just starting to learn bsl and I’m really exited for this course
  7. Anyone wishing to practise BSL level 1 please join
  8. Tii

    Looking for practice

    Hi.. I am currently studying BSL level 1 and would like someone to practice with. Please message if interested 😁
  9. Hez

    Looking for practice

    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.
  10. Hey there, Anyone looking to practice on here? If so happy to make a time and day to come practice 😊
  11. Hello All ... I am hearing but have been BSL Signing for about 6 years now but only get to use it a few times in the week or once a month at DeafVibes, Newcastle-under-Lyme where I volunteer. My call name is either ‘Tiger Lady’ or ‘Diva’. I am 53, I am Disabled, I work, I am a Lesbian married to a woman, we have 3 dogs & 2 cats. i joined the group as I need to practice BSL signing more. Hope to sign with you soon and might do a. Video soon 👍🏽💋
  12. Hayley

    BSL courses in the Northwest

    The deafness resource centre in St. Helens do a happy hands on Wednesday afternoon and also coffee mornings you can meet with deaf people and practice
  13. Scarabo

    Tips to remember vowels

    I’m also a newbie and it’s a work in progress but: A and U are easy as first and last. E: i’m righthanded so the “letters” are on my left hand. If you look at your left hand the three middle fingers look like an E on its back, so the index finger is the top of the letter E. I: the longest middle finger. Also - random fact that reminds me: i used to live in Italy where I was startled to find that certain letters are not used except in foreign words: letters j, k, y, and a few others were not even included in the Italian alphabet. There isn’t a natural sound that means J, they call it “Long I” because it’s like an I with a tail. The same is true in Sign: J is drawing along the middle finger and round to the thumb. So I is like short J! And as for O, that one’s easy: it’s the finger with my wedding ring on, which is a nice visual mnemonic. Though if anyone comes up with better ones, please tell! Those are just what I’ve come up with so far. FWIW I’m also practicing with the Twinklefingers Fingerspelling app which is good for attempting to get my brain up to speed in those idle ten minutes on the bus...
  14. Shell

    BSL 202 Exam

    Hi I'm currently working on my BSL 202 exam and in particular trying to sort out placement and referents for a couple of bits. 1st of all how do you use placement and referents when describing 'from place A to place B is 5 minutes walk' 2nd - how do you use placement and referents to describe that you drove through 3 different countries on the same day Any help gratefully received - Thanks!
  15. Sarah Wal

    Tips to remember vowels

    I am totally with you on this. It’s the only thing to slow me down! Did you learn anything to help? 🤗
  16. Millie Frost

    BSL Sentence Structure

    I’ve started learning BSL and I’m sort of ‘translating’ songs to practice sentence structure. Could someone help me do this? A couple of lines would be fine, I’m just having a bit of a mental block and can’t seem to do it! My heart is telling me the telly isn't telling me anythingI need but it needs to keep selling meBesides celebrities lacking in integrityHolding up the status quo instead of showing the kidsThat they matter, who are they gonna batter next?Just keep holding their necks and keep selling them sexIt’s better if we keep them perplexedIt's better if we make them want the opposite sexAnd disenfranchised young criminal mindsIn a car park beside where your nan residesAre not slow, they've just never been shownThat you should be thank you so much!!
  17. CatAndrews

    Research Participants Needed

    Hello, I am recruiting for participants to be involved in a research study regarding the experiences of students with hearing impairments at university and university practice towards inclusion. I am conducting this study as the basis for the degree of BA Education at The University of East Anglia. This will take place under the supervision of Dr Rebecca Westrup at the University of East Anglia. I am seeking current students OR graduates with hearing impairments to participate in one semi-structured interview with myself, prior to the 8th March 2019. The interview is expected to take between 20-40 minutes and will be conducted at a suitable time and location, or via telephone/video-call. Questions will be reflecting on your experience at university as a student with a hearing impairment. Should you be interested in participating and fit the criteria, please contact me at [email protected] If you know of anyone who may be interested in participating, please forward them my contact details so that I can provide further information. Furthermore, an interpreter will be available, if requested in advance. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions that you may have. About me: My name is Cat and I am studying for a degree in Education with the aim of completing a PhD. I have been a member of my university BSL society for three years and held a committee position for one year. I am a level 1 signer and wish to continue to practice and learn BSL to gain level 6!
  18. Gail_bsl

    Booklet

    Hi, I've joined some friends in a friendly meetup learning BSL. Is it possible to get some booklets. Thankyou
  19. *** Research Participants Needed *** Hello, I am recruiting for participants to be involved in a research study regarding the experiences of students with hearing impairments at university and university practice towards inclusion. I am conducting this study as the basis for the degree of BA Education at The University of East Anglia. This will take place under the supervision of Dr Rebecca Westrup at the University of East Anglia. I am seeking current students OR graduates with hearing impairments to participate in one semi-structured interview with myself, prior to the 8th March 2019. The interview is expected to take between 20-40 minutes and will be conducted at a suitable time and location, or via telephone/video-call. Questions will be reflecting on your experience at university as a student with a hearing impairment. Should you be interested in participating and fit the criteria, please contact me at [email protected] If you know of anyone who may be interested in participating, please forward them my contact details so that I can provide further information. Furthermore, an interpreter will be available, if requested in advance. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions that you may have. About me: My name is Cat and I am studying for a degree in Education with the aim of completing a PhD. I have been a member of my university BSL society for three years and held a committee position for one year. I am a level 1 signer and wish to continue to practice and learn BSL to gain level 6!
  20. Hello, my name is Wendy, I am 46 and classed as disabled and unable to work, and one of my health problems is I am losing my hearing but the specialists do not know why, so due to the rapid loss of my hearing (going quicker the last year) myself and my daughter want to learn to sign, but the problem I have is due to having Fibromyalgia i get brain fog and memory isn't what it once was, but I am going to keep going and hope it all sinks in. I am looking forward to learning something new and excited to have this amazing tool at the end of my fingertips!!! and to be able to communicate with family, friends etc. Its nice to meet you all.........xxxx
  21. specsy

    New to BSL

    Hi, I have had a facination with sign language since my school days but never had the opportunity to learn it. I work as a Healthcare Assistant in a GP Practice and we do have a few patients who are deaf and some with family members who are deaf. I decided now is the time to learn - i'm 43 so it's now or never. I hope to complete this course and maybe find a practice buddy at some point to help with the conversation part as I am very slow at the moment. I feel we should be able to communicate with people who suffer with impaired hearing and BSL should be taught throughout the nhs/schools etc. Best wishes to you all.
  22. I'm just starting to learn & I know my alphabet pretty well, but when I'm reading fingerspelling or fingerspelling myself, I struggle remembering my vowels in order. I'm not quick enough. Does anybody have any tips to remember the order of vowels, which will enable me to understand words faster? Thank you
  23. budisumarno

    Chat and practice

    hi, my name Budi Sumarno from Indonesia
  24. Hi May Name Budi Sumarno from indonesia, I am the founder of Indonesian film inclusion, wanting to introduce film inclusion in Indonesia as follows: What is "INDONESIAN INCLUSION FILM". Introduction An activity from Indonesian Movie Lover Community - Komunitas Cinta Film Indonesia (KCFI) which tries to be a bridge between persons with disabilities and discrimination against Children With HIV-AIDS (ADHA) and Children who are victims of Narcotics to facilitate education related to the film and creative world. Of course, education is sulking to the abilities of each individual and their interests. So the ingredients were formed: INDONESIAN INCLUSION FILM VISION Realizing and Giving equal rights to all persons with disabilities and marginalized groups to get the opportunity to achieve their potential to maximally respect, respect and support the potential of persons with disabilities to work in the field of film, as well as maintain the dignity of persons with disabilities, fulfillment and protection in community activities. Mission: Become a forum for disabilities and people with special needs who take education in the field of film inclusive. Provide opportunities as broad as possible to the Disability community who have physical, emotional, mental, and social abnormalities or have the intelligence potential and / or special talents to obtain quality education in accordance with their needs and abilities. Increase self-confidence and develop self-reliance on Disability and marginalized communities .. Realizing the provision of Special education that respects diversity, and is not discriminatory especially in the field of film. Become the organizer of information dissemination activities and training related to cinema to fulfill the rights of persons with disabilities and inclusive lives. Becoming an institution of development and competence of educator resources through the provision of special education in Film Inclusion training. Becoming a media of information and communication for maysrakat Inclusion especially in the field of film. Become a development center that produces creative ideas that aim to form the best work for persons with disabilities and marginalized communities. Participate actively in the efforts to develop and improve human resources in the Inclusion community. Collaborate with the Government, Community, Inclusion Institutions, donor institutions, disabled people organizations, parent organizations, professionals, and all stakeholders with the aim of advocating for the fulfillment of the rights of persons with disabilities. Participating also in advancing Indonesian Film in accordance with the Vision and Mission of the Indonesian Love Film Community, both at home and abroad. website : www.cintafilmindonesia.com www.inklusifilmindonesia.com Mobile Phone : +62815 1440 6422
  25. Vicky Purshouse

    BSL Sentence Structure

    Hi I'm a newbie to the site, and just passed 101 introduction now studying 102/103 - anyone got good advice on how to get BSL Sentence Structure to click? Thank you.
  26. Janet Forsyth

    WHY ARE YOU LEARNING BSL?

    I want a freinds who dose BSL
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    • 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 
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