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  2. Hello! I'm a newbie, part way through and really enjoying learning. I'm left handed and following the left signs, but as I practice I notice that I flip between using both my left and right as primary hand. Obviously as a newbie my vocab is limited, so my question is does it matter? Do I need to work on this now before it becomes a problem further down the line, or does it not matter? Thanks!
  3. Hello Everyone I am 51and joining BSL as I want to make friends here and within the Deaf Community. I have been drawn to Sign language for many years and feel its important to be able to communicate effectively and fluently. I hope you are all keeping safe and well.
  4. Loufi

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    Hi there. I'm Louisa and I'm very new to BSL. My mum taught makaton when I was younger but I didn't pay too much attention or so I thought: I've clearly picked up some bits that link in with BSL. I work in finance for a council working with adults with physical and sensory impairments and awareness is one of our key messages to the communities we work with. So I'm learning to be able to communicate better with the people I work with. I am loving the course so far (only on intro session 4) and I'm excited to explore this resource as well.
  5. Last week
  6. Hello I am very new to signing but I am also keen to practice...
  7. Hi, My name is Paula and I decided to learn BSL during lockdown as I have been teaching and I thought it would be good if my learners could at least know how to say “ hello” or “can I help” In sign language so I thought I could bring bits of signing into my lessons.
  8. Hi everyone! My name is Hira and I am 19 years old. I am studying Speech and Language Therapy at University and had my first placement last December. Through volunteering and my placement, I have realised how important it is to know the basics of signing in order to communicate with others. For my career, I want to learn BSL so I can sign certain topics with children who have language difficulties during therapy sessions etc. I also love developing skills and although BSL seems really tricky as I have just started out, I want to keep practising and improving so I can communicate effectively. I am really thankful in some ways for the lockdown earlier this year because it motivated me to sign up and start learning BSL! I hope I get a lot quicker at it soon! Thanks for reading :)
  9. I have been interested and fascinated by the Deaf community for a while now. Also, I hate the idea that I wouldn't be able to make friends due to differences in language/ability. I want everyone to feel included and comfortable around me regardless of differences. This is why I am learning BSL.
  10. *sighs nervously and waves hand* hello I am Akira. I have been drawn to the Deaf community for a while and decided to act upon it today and no I do not know any Deaf people. I am interested in making friends here though as I am a beginner. hope to hear from you all soon!! *waves bye, excitedly*
  11. Hi Myself and my daughter, Kiera (12) decided to begin to learn British Sign Language. It is helpful that we are both learning together as we can continually practice, which we find to be very beneficial to remembering the signs. We would find it very rewarding to be able to speak to other people using sign language in the future. Hayley and Kiera 🙂
  12. Hi all: My name is Imogen. I am a linguist by education and profession. I learnt Spanish in South America but went through the British Education System with French. I have spent most of my career as an MFL teacher specialising in all things Latin America and I speak French and Spanish fluently. Spanish is my strongest foreign language. I am now mostly a teacher of English for Academic Purposes and ESP English for Specific Purposes to post graduates wanting to study in this country. I publish resources and also teach one to one. I have always been fascinated by the idea of adding another type of language to my many bow strings and now I have a further personal reason. My 9 year old nephew has down syndrome and uses Makaton. Since BSL and Makaton are related I decided to learn them both at the same time.
  13. Hi all, I am brushing up on my BSL. I completed the level 1 BSL while at university many many years ago but I failed the exam! Since having children I did tiny talk (baby sign) which made a lot of it come back (although there are some different signs) I remember how much I enjoyed it and have decided to try and again!
  14. hello everyone, I am an educator learning BSL as part of a development into inclusion for deaf students in mainstream education. I have a interest in learning Film making/Media BSL as that is the course level that I teach :) so any suggestions or hints or tips are greatly appreciated :) many thanks
  15. Hi everyone, My daughter Daisy (10) and I have signed up together to do this course as I have always loved to be able to learn and never felt confident enough to do it. My daughter had a one off lesson at school and came home saying 'wouldn't it be amazing to be able to talk to someone with hearing difficulties when no one else could do it' so here we are!
  16. Hi, my name is Sarah and I'm am doing BSL to be able to be better at communicating to the children and young adults that i work with
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  18. Badja

    Hello!

    Hi all My name is Nadia (known as Badja). I am learning BSL to help me progress to be a SEN assistant in school and help children with learning difficulties to swim. Hope you are all keeping safe and well
  19. Hello everyone. I am so happy I found this page as I am relatively new to signing and I could use a group like this with all you lovely people. I work as a SENDCo at a primary school. I was wondering if anybody here has come across a helpful scheme/program that I could use/adapt for our school. I want to make sure that children are taught the right level of BSL and the right topics but there is so little guidance out there. Thank you in advance!
  20. Good morning, afternoon, evening! My name is Sirius, well technically it is my nickname but I don't go by my birth name. I am 25 years old, I used to work on psychiatric wards both private and NHS run but I quit my job as a support worker before the recent pandemic hit the UK. I have always had a love for BSL, I have learned little bits a pieces here and there over the years but never anything substantial enough to communicate properly. I have decided to fully educate myself now because of a couple of reasons, i.e. a general love for BSL, wider range of opportunities surrounding BSL, but the main reason is that I have Dissociative Identity Disorder; so my brain holds alternate states of consciousness as well as my own(a.k.a alters), and one of my alters is mute. They do not speak, they only communicate through writing, typing, pointing or facial expressions. This makes it a bit difficult for myself to communicate with them and for them to communicate whilst they are fronting if people don't know about their being mute. So we figured that a good way to try communicate visually would be BSL. Not only will it help us, but possibly others aswell. Now we just need to convince our friends and family to learn as well, it's a brilliant skill to have and I am looking forward to learning more.
  21. Ali

    Hello!

    Hello. Was just interested what sign language do you use if not BSL to communicate with your brother. Is there another sign language used in the UK?
  22. Hi just started learning BSL. I'm a student paramedic so I figure it will be useful. Also looking forward to using it with my downs friend (who prefers signing to talking). So far I can spell, count, and make basic sentences and questions to do with locations, colours, and jobs. It's amazing, Ive only been learning a few days and I feel I can already have a (very) basic conversation.
  23. My name is Beth, i am 24 and a qualified Occupational Therapist working in the NHS for 2 years. Working for the NHS during the lockdown period i continued to work, more shifts, later shifts and I had to adapt massively to the changes in service to meet the needs of our patients during lockdown and coronavirus. I chose to begin BSL as something to distract myself when home, my younger brother has Autism and we communicate through sign, albeit not british sign language, i learnt basic signs to communicate with him. After lifting of restrictions i began to find myself completing my old hobbies that i lost touch with the BSL work, but now i am back again to complete it for part of my CPD and to use in my work!
  24. Thats a good question! I first learnt the alphabet when I was 14 at a local school trip away. Genuinely fascinated by the language, I find myself a fair few years later married to a partner who has a deaf brother. Our conversation is great, but not to a level where I would love to have a more indepth conversation with him Hence why I am learning
  25. Hi there, I am Kirsty and recently started learning Level 1. I will look forward to meeting and conversing with more people!
  26. Wow I have just found this post.. from the start of lockdown many months ago! Since this post I have studied extremely hard and I am now qualified up to Signature BSL Level 2. Started my Level 3 at the beginning of this month and I have developed such an appreciation and passion for the language and culture behind it
  27. Hi, Im Sarah, I have been taught little bits of sign language over the years from people i know who use it, and recently a friend completed the course to learn so i decided i would too lol. I feel a lot of the time im just wafting my hands like a maniac but i will get there im sure!
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    • Hello! I'm a newbie, part way through and really enjoying learning. I'm left handed and following the left signs, but as I practice I notice that I flip between using both my left and right as primary hand. Obviously as a newbie my vocab is limited, so my question is does it matter? Do I need to work on this now before it becomes a problem further down the line, or does it not matter? Thanks! 
    • Hello Everyone I am 51and joining BSL as I want to make friends here and within the Deaf Community. I have been drawn to Sign language for many years and feel its important to be able to communicate effectively and fluently. I hope you are all keeping safe and well.
    • Hi there.  I'm Louisa and I'm very new to BSL.  My mum taught makaton when I was younger but I didn't pay too much attention or so I thought: I've clearly picked up some bits that link in with BSL.  I work in finance for a council working with adults with physical and sensory impairments and awareness is one of our key messages to the communities we work with.  So I'm learning to be able to communicate better with the people I work with.  I am loving the course so far (only on intro session 4) a
    • Hello I am very new to signing but I am also keen to practice... 
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