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  2. I have just received from the library sign language for dummies , would like to take qualifications to improve CV. I have worked in special schools for fifteen years, , any ideas how to go about this and time scale would be appreciated.
  3. Helenk21

    Can someone teach

    Can someone please message me on my social media accounts and help me learn bsl please . Social media :Facebook : Helen Kearsley . Snapchat : kearsleyhelen . Instagram : helen_kearsley thanks
  4. Marla Barrett

    Tell me more about Bsl!

    Hello all, My name is Marla and I am an international student in Bangkok. I started learning Bsl as it allows me to volunteer for more service opportunities. I also have started learning Bsl for a school project. I am very intrigued of the Bsl world and would like to learn as much as I can! Please write below your favorite word in Bsl and why. I think mine is Australia as I think it’s a funny sign.
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  6. Dominic Laventine

    "MUST NOT" Meaning in BSL

    According to the textbook we use, there are at least 8 ways to negate a verb in bsl. Some of them are non-manual features that would be done during the sign, like shaking your head during <must>. Others are individual signs, added before or after the verb, like <not>. Some of the signs have particular uses, like <don't>, that could replace the verb in a comment, or go before/after it.
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  8. Great! I'd love that!
  9. Vikki Voyce

    Question structure

    I would sign 'help me' and use facial expression to show you are asking them to help you.
  10. Hi all, I live in kent but am happy to work through regional sign differences and practice with anyone who would like to practice. I learnt to sign as a teen about 25 years ago but only recently decided it was about time I signed up to a level one class to gain my qualifications as would like a career change. Am easy going and friendly.
  11. Vikki Voyce

    learning from the begining wanting to make friends

    Hi, am happy to practice with you. I live in kent so may have some regional sign differences but we can work through that. I'm on level one at the moment but have been signing for over 25 years (figured it was about time I got my qualifications)
  12. Vikki Voyce

    what i know so far - introduction

    Hi Noah, great signing. Could understand everything you signed. I live in the UK and am happy to practice with you if you would like. Vikki.
  13. Lizz Ingyz

    Please tell me what this sign means

    Sign is 'TOWN'
  14. Lesley Collins

    New

    hello everyone, I went on an an introduction course to BSL last week and now I am hooked! Unfortunately I have since fractured my wrist so am hindered somewhat, but still very eager to learn more and improve. Please say hi!
  15. English: Mickey, you must = You have to // It is obligatory // There is no choiceMickey, you must not = You are not allowed to // It is against the rulesGerman:River, you must (Du musst) = You have to // It is obligatory // There is no choiceRiver, you must not (Du musst nicht) = You don't have to // It is not obligatory // There is a choiceWhich is it in BSL, like English or German? Or maybe neither?
  16. In English, one of the ways to ask a question is to invert the subject and the verb. For example: statement = "You can help me Nardole." >> question "Can you help me Nardole?".In BSL, is the structure:a) CAN YOU HELP ME ?b) YOU CAN HELP ME ?c) YOU HELP ME ?d) Something else?
  17. These are basically all the signs i know so far, and i don't know if they were all correct or communicated properly. But what I'm trying to say in the video is: Hi! My name is Noah. I live in Sweden. I want to learn BSL because i want to live in the UK. I am hearing but sometimes i feel too exhausted to speak and sometimes loud noises (listening to any sound) hurts my ear, because i'm autistic. And sometimes i want to sign and not having to speak (or listen). So this is an experiment (to try using signs sometimes instead). If you want to contact me, please contact me! Thank you and good night! Bye!
  18. Noah

    Complete beginner!

    Hi! I'm Noah, I'm 22 years old and from Sweden! I've been wanting to learn a bit of sign language as sort of an experiment for myself. I'm hearing, and currently haven't got any signing friends. But I'm autistic and find that sometimes when I'm exhausted either from too much sensory stimulation such as sound, or socially, I just wish I could communicate without having to formulate sounds or listen to them if they have a certain tone that for some reason hurts my ears at that moment. I don't know it I'll be able to keep the knowledge of BSL up, now that I don't have anyone to practice with and live i Sweden - but I want to try. It made more sense to me to practice BSL instead of Swedish sign language, because I want to live in the UK eventually and get more integrated British culture. And now hopefully I have the chance to get to know som British or Irish folks!
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  20. Hello I am on the assessment for chapter 9 of basic BSL course. This sign came up in the assessment but I can't find it in the learning. It also does not tell you the right answer after the test it just shows its wrong. If you know I would be very grateful. I have taken a screen grab of it in case I sign it wrong.
  21. Caro

    Occupational therapy and BSL

    Not sure if a reply almost a year later is much use but if you're interested, @hannahtheOT on Twitter is a hearing occupational therapist who works in a Deaf mental health ward!
  22. Hello 😁 My name is Nicholas Bieber (no, I'm not related to Justin Bieber, ha!), I'm 25-years-old and I have moderate hearing loss. I have to wear hearing aids every day, but fortunately I can hear with them, and they have enabled me to mix with fully hearing people and enjoy my career as a journalist. Sadly though, for so many people this is not the case 💔 Many, like my grandparents, are fully deaf and will never get to experience the special emotions that come with listening to music 😔 So I've done something special (I hope)! 🎶📹 I learned British Sign Language as a young boy, so I could comminicate with my grandparents, and ended up getting a qualification in it (in levels 1 and 2). I have now started a special YouTube channel where I interpret songs into sign language! For my second video (link posted after this sentence), I performed the incredible Lost Without You by Freya Ridings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQaT8sI1EsE&feature=youtu.be I'd be SO honoured and grateful if you could share this with your friends and family, and in doing so, helping me to raise awareness of this beautiful language. I feel sign language should be a compulsory subject in schools, as it is just as important as learning Spanish, French and German. So let's help achieve that! 😁 Thank you 😊 Nicholas Bieber Twitter: @nickbieber https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChgIoos70jvkhzQnGy1TSkw
  23. Hi, my name is Carolina and I've just starting learning British Sign Language. I'm from Ireland and have a very basic knowledge of Irish Sign Language and Lámh (the Irish equivalent of Makaton) but I'm planning to move to the UK in the next few months so I'd like to learn some BSL. I've just qualified as an occupational therapist so I'm interested in knowing how to sign for the benefit of any clients I might be working with in the future who use BSL, as well as just for the challenge of learning something new. I've only just finished the first lesson of the introductory online BSL course so I'm still practising my fingerspelling (see video of me attempting to spell my name!) but I hope in the next few weeks to have enough of a vocabulary to start practising with people here 😁
  24. Dawn Hunter

    A complete beginner

    Hi all. I decided to learn sign language as I am a member of a bowling club which I am secretary we have about 20 members that are Deaf so I thought I would try and show them that as a club we want them to feel a part of club. I also drive a taxi were I have a wee girl that I take to a special needs school and they use sign so I can use it with her too. Also any other passenger that uses sign I joined the course yesterday and cant get enough time to learn but I have completed quizzes 1 n 2.
  25. LAH

    personal titles in BSL

    Hey Charlotte, I am also learning BSL so if anyone can correct this then please do! I can't seem to find an answer for BSL, but there is a video on it for ASL: The conclusion is that no, "mr, miss, mrs or ms" are not used in sign. Lucy
  26. I am also learning BSL, so anyone please correct me if this is incorrect! English = "What is the sign for 'tea'?" / BSL = T-E-A SIGN WHAT [question face] T-E-A: SIGN: 3RD TAB: https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/sign-3.html WHAT: https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/what-1.html
  27. Hey Isaac! I am also learning BSL, so if anyone wants to correct this then please do! Don't English = I don't like tea / BSL = I [shakes head and negative expression while signing "like"] LIKE TEA Want / Need (same sign, you can tell the difference by lipreading what is said simultaneously) https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/want-1.html Need can also be replaced by must sometimes: https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/must-1.html Or https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/or-1.html She / He https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/it-1.html Always https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/words/always-1.html Timelines As you seem to know, BSL tenses work by first placing what you are saying in a timeline, for example very recent past, last week, soon, later on, next year, in a second etc. Mnay of these can be found on the site I have been using so far: https://bslsignbank.ucl.ac.uk/dictionary/ Or this one: https://www.signbsl.com/ Hope this helps! Lucy I also have a question, and maybe you know the answer to it?
  28. CDias

    Becoming a TA

    I am learning BSL as I just got a job position as a teaching assistant in a special school. By learning BSL I will be able to communicate with a wider range of children. As I am learning, my 1.5 and my nearly 3 year olds tag along and now also know a few signs. So they will also be able to communicate with sign language users later in life!
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    • I have just received from the library sign language for dummies , would like to take qualifications to improve CV. I have worked in special schools for fifteen years, , any ideas how to go about this and time scale would be appreciated.
    • Can someone please message me on my social media accounts and help me learn bsl please . Social media :Facebook : Helen Kearsley . Snapchat : kearsleyhelen . Instagram : helen_kearsley    thanks 
    • Hello all,  My name is Marla and I am an international student in Bangkok. I started learning Bsl as it allows me to volunteer for more service opportunities. I also have started learning Bsl for a school project. I am very intrigued of the Bsl world and would like to learn as much as I can! Please write below your favorite word in Bsl and why. I think mine is Australia as I think it’s a funny sign. 
    • According to the textbook we use, there are at least 8 ways to negate a verb in bsl.  Some of them are non-manual features that would be done during the sign, like shaking your head during <must>.  Others are individual signs, added before or after the verb, like <not>. Some of the signs have particular uses, like <don't>, that could replace the verb in a comment, or go before/after it.  
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