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  2. Hi all, Just wondering how you would ask someone what a specific sign meant, if it was one you hadn't seen before or couldn't work out. Would it be: Sign - 'replicate sign' - what? Any advice appreciated, thanks!
  3. Hello! I am Speech and Language Therapist in the making and I feel BSL is an essential skill in this profession. I am very happy to be learning and I cannot wait to put my new skills into practice.
  4. Hello my name is Vince and I am a Personal Trainer/Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Sports Massage therapist. I have been interested in sign language for a long time and the BSL begginers course popped up. I am hoping to Introduce BSL into my business to make sure I can reach and help as many people as I can.
  5. DFahey

    Hi!!

    Hello everyone, so glad to be here. I am a teaching assistant in a SEND department in a big secondary school. We have had a BSL teacher coming in to teach our mainstream Yr9 classes BSL. I have loved it, and so I decided to learn it properly for myself. We have a deaf student coming to us in a year, so I hope I have given myself enough time to learn BSL so I can help her when she comes to us. I am not very confident with my signing, and I feel very self conscious and shy, and scared of making silly mistakes, so I am interested to know how other beginners feel. Fascinating reading the forum!
  6. Hi Josh, Nice to hear from you. I'm Amy and still making my way through the course at the moment too. Still very much a beginner myself. You're doing well with it and I totally agree, it would be nice to be able to speak to people who are deaf through sign; one of the reasons I'm learning it also and I've always wanted to. I'm finding it interesting trying to read people signing and I'm not gonna lie, I had to replay your video a couple of times too. Am I right in thinking you are from...Scotland? I'm not very good at places, definitely need to go over them again! And I think you got your J upside down, but other than that awesome!
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  8. No idea if I signed anything right, but hey gotta give it a go I suppose
  9. Not gonna lie, i'm just kinda learning BSL because i'm bored. If i ever meet anyone in the future who's deaf or mute i wanna be able to understand and speak to them.
  10. Hello Usayd - this sounds great. I'd be up for joining in too if there's room for one more.
  11. Hello everyone! My Name is Beth, I am learning BSL to help me to communicate with individuals at the youth group where I volunteer who are deaf or who have hearing impairments.
  12. My name is Elaine, I've always wanted to learn sign language and have finally got round to it! I would welcome any tips for practicing as I don't know anyone to practice with.
  13. Thank you so much. Just checking I had got the signs accurately.
  14. Hi @Charlotte-bsl beginner Yes pretty much. You could give the wolf sign a slightly longer snout.
  15. Hello Is the sign for fox and wolf the same? many thanks charlotte
  16. Do not get taken in by the cheap courses for BSL. Some websites advertise their courses priced at ridiculously low prices e.g marked down from £149.99 to £15.00 - but do not sign up to these courses. If you read through the specification of their course(s) and do not see it as being registered with Signature or iBSL then avoid like the plague. I got taken in by the cheap pricing on one of the websites and after starting one of the courses I was disappointed to learn that it was nothing but useless PowerPoint slides and hardly any signing at all. Valuable lesson learnt regarding pricing and a reminder - "If its too good to be true...........". Please be wary and if in doubt ask here
  17. Hi, my name is Simone and I am a social worker. I am learning BSL as it is something that interests me and I feel if I could have some basic skills, it will help me communicate.
  18. Hello everyone! My names Ethan. I am 21 years old. I hope you are all doing well. I decided to learn sign language so I can help people that use sign language in my job. May you all have a good day, Ethan
  19. Amazing - thank you so much for taking the time and effort to reply!
  20. Hello, my name is Jess and I live in South London. I'm really enjoying the course so far, it's interesting and really fun to learn the associations of certain signs!
  21. My school is making a video for our children as we finish this year and look forward to starting the new school year in September. How would I sign something like "enjoy the summer" or "enjoy the holidays" and then "see you next year" or "see you in September"? Thank you!
  22. I am a paramedic also I tried just using Ambulance and Service together then finger spell paramedic.
  23. davidg

    Hello

    Looking for an enjoyable learning experience during lockdown and often thought signing would be something that I could manage in spite of creeping arthritis in my hands. Cannot imagine how isolating deafness can be so hoping to have many opportunities to practice what I will have learnt by the end of the course.
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    • Hi all,  Just wondering how you would ask someone what a specific sign meant, if it was one you hadn't seen before or couldn't work out.  Would it be: Sign - 'replicate sign' - what?  Any advice appreciated, thanks! 
    • Hello! I am Speech and Language Therapist in the making and I feel BSL is an essential skill in this profession.  I am very happy to be learning and I cannot wait to put my new skills into practice. 
    • Hello my name is Vince and I am a Personal Trainer/Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Sports Massage therapist. I have been interested in sign language for a long time and the BSL begginers course popped up. I am hoping to Introduce BSL into my business to make sure I can reach and help as many people as I can.