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  2. Helen B Terry

    Hard of hearing new to BSL

    Good to hear from you. Unfortunately I am down in Stroud - I go to a class in Gloucester.
  3. Sarah Manning

    Hard of hearing new to BSL

    Hi, I'm in a very similar situation and am part way through Level 1 online. I'm near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire but haven't found a club yet. Whereabouts are you? Happy to meet up if you are vaguely local.
  4. Helen B Terry

    Hard of hearing new to BSL

    Hello, my name is Helen and I have become progressively more hard of hearing since I was 42 (I'm now 61). I wear aids in both ears and am aware that I may become profoundly deaf, so I have begun to learn BSL. I am an instrumental tutor so this raises some challenges but I teach one-to-one so can manage quite well at present. I am just completing a five week introduction to BSL with my daughter - which is great because we can practice together! Mainly I become frustrated with my inability to absorb new signs as fast as I would like...but I expect that applies to most people. By co-incidence I have a deaf from birth dog who I have taught various signs and he responds very well! Just wanted to ask whether anyone here who is doing BSL has found a club locally where they have gone to make friends and practise signing - it seems to be a recommendation for doing Level 1.
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  6. https://www.famlingo.co.uk/ The Famlingo app is a mobile library of short video clips demonstrating British Sign Language (BSL) signs with spoken English. It would be especially useful for people who are learning signs for Early Years to ensure you are learning BSL signs rather than ASL ones. This means you can also use these signs to communicate with members of the Deaf Community who use BSL. The app allows subscribers to access a library of over 250 high-quality sign videos that are demonstrated by a Level 6 BSL Qualified signer. The topics covered in the library are: Alphabet Animals Colours Conversation Family Feelings and Emotions Food and Drink Numbers Questions Toys and Activities Transport and Vehicles Weather For more info on how to access the app, please contact: [email protected]
  7. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4-week-british-sign-language-bsl-taster-course-6-hours-tuition-tickets-74865034333?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing This engaging 4-week course is designed for beginners to learn basic British Sign Language (BSL) in an informal and friendly environment. About this Event This course is designed to be relaxed, fun and teach beginners to communicate in basic British Sign Language (BSL). A range of topics will be taught that involve simple, everyday language use. Learners will gain basic skills and confidence in the production and reception of BSL. Group learning has many benefits but each person will also get individual time with the tutor to ensure everyone has the chance to progress and have questions answered during the lessons. At the end of the 4-week course, learners will be able to: understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL give and follow simple, familiar statements or descriptions in BSL. If you have any questions about this course or any future courses, please get in touch. T: 07989 218 909 E: [email protected]
  8. Julesign

    Famlingo

    Family-friendly signing!
  9. Julesign

    BSL Taster Course

    This engaging 4-week course is designed for beginners to learn basic British Sign Language (BSL) in an informal and friendly environment. About this Event This course is designed to be relaxed, fun and teach beginners to communicate in basic British Sign Language (BSL). A range of topics will be taught that involve simple, everyday language use. Learners will gain basic skills and confidence in the production and reception of BSL. Group learning has many benefits but each person will also get individual time with the tutor to ensure everyone has the chance to progress and have questions answered during the lessons. At the end of the 4-week course, learners will be able to: understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL give and follow simple, familiar statements or descriptions in BSL. If you have any questions about this course or any future courses, please get in touch. T: 07989 218 909 E: [email protected]
  10. Julesign

    Sheffield BSL Taster Course

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4-week-british-sign-language-bsl-taster-course-6-hours-tuition-tickets-74865034333?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing Hello! When I was 16, I went to Sheffield College to learn BSL (15 years ago). During those 5 years, I had 3 amazing Deaf BSL tutors who gave me a strong start in my learning and are still part of my journey now! It’s rare to find highly qualified BSL tutors who can also give you their personal experience of Deaf History/Culture and what it is like being Deaf and living in the Hearing world. The college had been offering the Signature BSL qualifications every year but for an unknown reason, they decided to withdraw the courses in August 2018 meaning there wasn’t anywhere for people to get the high-quality BSL teaching that was available before in Sheffield. I’m excited that I can help offer others the same opportunity I had when I was a teenager, to learn from one of my tutors who still has a big impact on my life! She is hoping to start up teaching BSL and this is a taster of her future lessons! Please, could you invite anyone local to Sheffield who might like to learn sign language and share with your friends! Thanks Jules
  11. Becs Farndale

    New to BSL

    I would be happy to practice with people. I have just started my level 1 but have self-taught various signs.
  12. Becs Farndale

    Beginner level 1

    I'm not in your area but would be happy to practice on skype
  13. Hey there! Part of the course assessment is to share your story about why you started learning BSL. And here I am! The truth is, I work in sound. And am fascinated about all things sound, which makes me just as interested as to how we communicate withOUT sound! Ever since i can remember I have been interested in communicating with deaf people. As my job so relies on being able to hear, it always made me wonder what it would be like to live without the ability to hear. I know, it sound odd. But thats the reason!
  14. Léonie Henry

    Beginner level 1

    I'm not in your area but my local area has Facebook groups that advertise meetups.
  15. FERE

    Help!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for the introduction to Spread the Sign, it is new to me. Happy Signing everyone.
  16. Sputnik

    Help!!!!!!!!!!

    Hi Chandelle! I read A Quiet Kind Of Thunder a few months ago! Such a good book. I am by no means experienced or fluent in BSL, but there's a couple of things I can share that I hope might be helpful Have you had a look at any online BSL dictionaries? The main ones I use are these three: BSL Sign Bank, SpreadTheSign and SignBSL. They can be really useful for finding different signs. You'll also need to learn to fingerspell your name - you can look up the BSL alphabet in diagram form or have a look on YouTube for videos. I often refer to Jessica Kellgren-Fozard for BSL stuff, a Deaf YouTuber who does lots of BSL tutorials: As for signing book titles, I don't know if one would use individual signs for each word or fingerspell it? I'm guessing fingerspell, but not sure. Also, BSL follows it's own language structure and grammar so to introduce yourself you would sign 'Hello, name mine Chandelle.' However, you can also do BSL in the same order as spoken English, which is called SSE, Sign Supported English. I hope that makes sense, sorry if it doesn't! I recommend looking up tutorials on youtube Good luck with your presentation, sounds like it's going to be great! -Sputnik
  17. Rose

    Beginner level 1

    Hi all I've just passed level 1, I'm learning sign as it will be useful at some stage of my life to help someone. I'm a slow but thorough learner and would like to practice more often to retain what I have learn't Anyone in the Wembley area
  18. Hey everyone! Working on a film script with BSL featured and need help with some sentence structure. What is the proper BSL sentence structure for the following sentences?? 1) How you going mate? 2) Did you decide to have an adventure and sleep out here last night? 3) I heard from a friend of ours that you're having a tough go of it. Get back to me on this please, Thanks! Dylan
  19. Chandelle

    Help!!!!!!!!!!

    Hello my name is chandelle and I'm new to bsl. In about a week and a half I have my English presentation about a book that's mainly about bsl so I thought it would be nice to introduce myself in bsl but I need a little bit help with it. The sentence that I want to translate to bsl is: Hello my name is chandelle and my presentation is about the book a quiet kind of thunder. Could someone please help me translate this to bsl because it's a little bit confusing as a beginner. In advance I would like to thank the person who would be so nice to help me.
  20. Like - flat hand taps chest twice, nod and mouth ‘like’. Don't like - flat hand swipes up chest once, shake head and mouth ‘don’t like’. Want/need - flat hand stroke down side of chest whilst mouthing the word. Or - no sign for this. You can mouth it with palms up between options being discussed. But I’d give the options then sign ‘which’ - fist hand with thumb and little finger out, shake side to side. He - sign boy then point, mouth word. She - sign girl then point, mouth word. Always - left hand flat, right fist hand with thumb up and stroke right hand along left hand mouthing the word. To sign ‘don’t’ in another context than ‘don’t like’ just sign and mouth ‘don't’, ‘no’, ‘stop’ or ‘not allowed’. Don’t - two flat hands in karate position and swipe them apart mouthing ‘dont’. No - number 8 right hand (but with thumb pointing to you and fingers away) move quickly to the right closing the three fingers together as you do it. Mouth ‘no’ and shake head. Stop - sock puppet hand with open “mouth” and snap it closed mouthing stop. Not allowed - both hands in number 7 position and shake up and down together mouthing the words and shaking your head. For tenses it’s easier to explain and show you but for example - asking if they’ve read the book, sign ‘read, been?’ to sign I’ve read that, sign ‘read, been’ asking have you eaten? ‘food, been?’ So you’re saying it’s been done. was - waft hand over shoulder been - both hands from fists to flat hands with open fingers in front of you. went - right flat hand (palm facing left) move forwards mouthing the word. If you have a specific tense then please ask.
  21. Lea

    personal titles in BSL

    In a school setting it is signed with just ‘m’ followed by their sign name whilst mouthing their surname. Deaf children learn with finger spelling or written words that mr is male and miss is female, with Mrs being a married female. With adults though it depends on the context and situation. Usually the first name is used but when a title is used or needed it would be the same with ‘m’ (signed) Smith (mouthed and finger-spelt) and depending on if the person is there it can be clarified with the sign ‘man’ or ‘woman’ before ‘m’ for the title.
  22. Sign not allowed- both hands in number 7 position with index fingers pointing to each other and shake up and down together, mouthing ‘not alliwed’. If you sign must it should be for ‘you must be nice’ ‘must walk’ ‘must stop that’ etc but not used in ‘must not’. Use ‘not allowed’ or ‘have to’ which is signed like must but raise eyebrows and mouth ‘have to’ rather than ‘must’.
  23. Sign ‘person’ then sign ‘look after’ but mouth the word carer. Look at the site Spread the Sign or BSL Sign Language Dictionary. You just type in the word you’re wondering about, press search and videos pop up to watch how it’s signed. Of course there are regional signs so your area may differ but it will still be recognised by a deaf person and will do until you ask a local person. Also, some words just aren’t on there or simply don’t have a sign, so try an alternative way of saying it if possible.
  24. Lea

    Starting on Thursday

    There won’t be anything too complicated so don’t worry. Try making little notes next to the sign to help you remember how to do it when practicing away from the teacher. E.G Name - two finger salute from temple. Please/thank you - almost like blowing a kiss but mouthing the word. Good luck
  25. Nikki Rosa Charlesworth

    Signature

    Hi, my name is Nikki. I am at level 2 with BSL. Has anyone else had a really awful experience learning BSL with Signature? I am just keen to know if I am not on my own.
  26. Mandy Elizabeth Cooper

    Starting on Thursday

    Any tips or advice to help me with level one course.
  27. What is the sign for "carer" (eg. I work as a carer)? Thanks! :)
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    • Good to hear from you. Unfortunately I am down in Stroud - I go to a class in Gloucester.
    • Hi, I'm in a very similar situation and am part way through Level 1 online.  I'm near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire but haven't found a club yet. Whereabouts are you? Happy to meet up if you are vaguely local.
    • Hello, my name is Helen and I have become progressively more hard of hearing since I was 42 (I'm now 61). I wear aids in both ears and am aware that I may become profoundly deaf, so I have begun to learn BSL. I am an instrumental tutor so this raises some challenges but I teach one-to-one so can manage quite well at present. I am just completing a five week introduction to BSL with my daughter - which is great because we can practice together! Mainly I become frustrated with my inability to absorb new signs as fast as I would like...but I expect that applies to most people. By co-incidence I have a deaf from birth dog who I have taught various signs and he responds very well! Just wanted to ask whether anyone here who is doing BSL has found a club locally where they have gone to make friends and practise signing - it seems to be a recommendation for doing Level 1.  
    • https://www.famlingo.co.uk/

      The Famlingo app is a mobile library of short video clips demonstrating British Sign Language (BSL) signs with spoken English. It would be especially useful for people who are learning signs for Early Years to ensure you are learning BSL signs rather than ASL ones. This means you can also use these signs to communicate with members of the Deaf Community who use BSL. The app allows subscribers to access a library of over 250 high-quality sign videos that are demonstrated by a Level 6 BSL Qualified signer. The topics covered in the library are: Alphabet Animals Colours Conversation Family Feelings and Emotions Food and Drink Numbers Questions Toys and Activities Transport and Vehicles Weather For more info on how to access the app, please contact:

      [email protected]

       
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