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  3. Michele

    WHY ARE YOU LEARNING BSL?

    Hi there. I have a deaf son but he dosnt use BSL. I also work in a school with hearing impaired unit. I have had the opportunity to learn level 2 at work, and passed. I feel so proud but since passing I don’t seem to be using it as much as I’d like... it seems difficult to find work in my local area working with deaf adults & using level 2 skills
  4. GDensham

    New BSL Learner

    Hello everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Graham. I work as a Business Analyst on a Games which makes video games for kids. A big part of this is working to make products accessible to everyone regardless of impediment. Part of my work has led me to want to learn BSL and Makaton, as I want to be able to communicate effectively with as many people through my job as possible. I taught myself finger-spelling, and have learned basic signs through sessions at work. But, I've signed up for the online "Introduction to BSL" course.
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    SUMMIT is performed in a blend of languages including fully integrated BSL, English and Malay. It is is about an international meeting. A meeting in which something happens and in that moment everything changes. It is about diversity, communication and togetherness. The audience, depending on their language, will all experience a slightly different show but the universal themes of the show should appeal to a wide and diverse audience. We’d love to offer you a discount code for £10 tickets. EnterSUMMIT10 at the checkout. Limited to 6 per booking. Tickets available from this link. For group bookings, please email [email protected]
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  7. Rada

    BSL buddy

    Hello, everyone! I'm looking for someone to have conversation practice with via Skype ( once a week for something like 1 hour, if possible). I recently finished the Online course and now I need to expand my vocabulary and learn how to have an actual conversation. If you are interested, please contact me. Thank you in advance, Rada
  8. Andrea Mitzi

    BSL for ESL

    Hi Beccy I'm new to this too, currently studying BSL Level 1. I have found an app called Sign BSL - it's like a dictionary of videos. You type the word you need the sign for and a couple of videos appear giving you the answers. I imagine it'll be great for conversing with your student. You could also try looking at the Signature website. Give them a ring and they will tell you where you can go to learn in your area. Hope this helps, Andrea
  9. Rayso Muse

    Teach Friends from Outside of UK

    I need to teach people who wants to learn BSL, but i can't find videos of bsl to international on youtube so i was wondering if you can teach them?
  10. I'm currently doing BSL level 2 as my daughter is deaf. For the first time this week we had a lecture on the grammatical and syntax difference between BSL and English and SSE. As many of you will no doubt know, the word order is very different. And confusing. So I now have a suspicion why my daughter at 11 has an English reading age of 5. Why would you teach two contradictory methods at the same time? It just defies logic. So my daughter is being taught English, SSE and BSL. I have now asked a professor of sign linguistics, the NDCS, the local autjhority and various support groups. I have received nothing so fa rthat explains this. Anyone here got any ideas?
  11. Thank you for reading my post! I've been wanting to learn BSL for a while now but sadly I don't know anyone in my area who knows BSL. I am living in the Philippines and would appreciate any help I could get. Video chatting and learning BSL would immensely help me with the passion I have to learn this meaningful language. If anyone in the timezone or if you would gladly help me learn from where ever you are, 10mins of your time every now and then would be greatly appreciated! I am new to BSL so please don't expect more than a passionate learner and a potential friend! Hope to hear from someone! xxx
  12. Elizabeth

    WHY ARE YOU LEARNING BSL?

    I’m trying to learn BSL as I’m losing my hearing and want to learn before I lose it rather than to try once it’s gone. I am going to try online as I have been unable to get onto a BSL course locally.
  13. H-Anne

    New to BSL

    Hi everyone! I'm Holly and I recently decided to begin the journey of learning BSL. It has been something that I have been wanting to study for a while but work commitments got in the way. I am set to begin an online course in the coming weeks and I am really excited. I work in a busy healthcare setting and come into contact with tons of different patients and their realtives so BSL would be an amzing skill to have. I hope that in the future I will get to practise my new found skills with some of you guys Here's to hoping that I can wrap my head around it
  14. Beccy Will

    BSL for ESL

    Hi, I'm a second language English teacher in Liverpool. I have a Polish hearing-impaired learner in my class, who I would like to introduce to BSL, but I know nothing of it myself. I'm going to start her off with the alphabet , if anyone could offer any suggestions for further resources, they'd be very welcome. I'm also wondering if there's any BSL social groups in the Liverpool that I might be able to put her onto? Thanks in advance :-)
  15. Rach91

    Signi in

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  16. Rob Brindlow

    Video practice and why

    So a while ago I did video for YouTube and have found it again. If you feel like practicing with me I'm open to helping out
  17. Alex Kerr

    Sports Directions

    Cassie you are my hero! Thanks
  18. Cassie

    Sports Directions

    Hi Alex, These may help... Forwards Defence Back (Last video): You are correct about the sign for Black White Pairs Stay Close (signs for 'near' only) Also correct for well done/congrats: Well done
  19. Alex Kerr

    Sports Directions

    Hello, haven't used BSL since primary school, but have recently had some children who are deaf join a sports club I help with. They have a translator with them but I was wondering if you could help me out with a few words so if they are watching us coach rather than their translator they will still get what we are saying Forwards (position) and Go Forwards Defence Go back Black (I believe this is moving your fist along your jawline?) White Pairs Stay Close Well Done (or is congratulations - thumbs up in moving in circles - good for this?) Thank you in advance! Alex
  20. Hello, This year I have completed a level 1 BSL summer school and had a handful of weekly level 2 1-1 lessons. I really need to have more conversation practice. I'm looking for someone of the same if not higher ability than me to Skype on a weekly basis. I would much prefer a female buddy if possible. Look forward to signing with you! Jasmine
  21. bsllearner28

    Just started BSL level 2

    Hello Sharon, I started weekly level 2 lessons in July and did a level 1 summer school. I have no links to the deaf and signing community other than my current 1-1 tutor. Would you be interested in skyping once a week for a 'voice off' short conversation? I can try and commit to a weekly half hour slot or better still we could decide on a weekly adhoc basis? Jasmine
  22. Lisamylife

    Hi, im new !!

    Hi all im Lisa, I work for a care agency and support a variety of clients, recently we took on a package which are a married couple who are both mute/deaf, she has dementia as well and due to other issues is struggling with her mobility, im trying to learn different signs that help with her care routine, for example I would like to print off and laminate some cards with signs on such as stand, sit, move back etc. I'm hoping that if the sign is on the card along with the command then carers will begin to pick up bits of the signing which would be a great way of communicating with them. thanks for reading x
  23. Dani Alice

    British sign language course

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    This is rubbish because I set the right time now it won't let me delete its the wrong time
  24. Dani Alice

    British sign language course

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    Huddersfield deaf centre trinity Street Huddersfield
  25. Hi all, my name is Nai and I started learning BSL at the beginning of Aug 2018. I completed the Introduction to BSL through 'British Sign' and am absolutely loving it. Am keen to move forward with the next level and practice with others. x
  26. Subhashini

    Absolute beginner in BSL

    hello: i am subhashini. i have been toying with the idea of leaning sign language for sometime. and this summer i have taken my first step. joined level 1 course that is starting in a week's time. i have been picking up some signs through this site and also got a book from library to learn frequently used words sign. very delighted to see this thriving community. any help/ tips is hugely appreciated. cheers,
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    • Hi there. I have a deaf son but he dosnt use BSL. I also work in a school with hearing impaired unit. I have had the opportunity to learn level 2 at work, and passed. I feel so proud but since passing I don’t seem to be using it as much as I’d like... it seems difficult to find work in my local area working with deaf adults & using level 2 skills
    • Hello everyone. Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Graham. I work as a Business Analyst on a Games which makes video games for kids. A big part of this is working to make products accessible to everyone regardless of impediment. Part of my work has led me to want to learn BSL and Makaton, as I want to be able to communicate effectively with as many people through my job as possible. I taught myself finger-spelling, and have learned basic signs through sessions at work. But, I've signed up for the online "Introduction to BSL" course.
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