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  1. Job Vacancies

    Are you looking for, or are you offering, any BSL or related job vacancies?

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  2. Baby Sign Language, Signalong, Makaton

    Baby Sign Language, Signalong, and Makaton are communication systems that incorporate signs but are not the same as British Sign Language.  Signalong and Makaton are systems often used by people with communication difficulties. Use this topic to discuss these.

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    General discussion on current affairs issues and news.

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  4. Other

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    • Morning. I passed my level 1 about 2 years ago. I have found 2 free apps that I can go back to reference and all my notes, downloaded help sheets and videos I keep on my phone and continue to work and add to. If you would like I can help with some albeit limited practice on here.
    • Hi, I am a complete beginner, just finished assessment 3 so very much a newbie. I am just wondering how everyone practices? I am remembering everything when it comes to the assessments but am worried I’ll forget if I don’t continue using. Being at home with just my young son doesn’t give me anyone to test me.. 
    • I am learning BSL as we were taught basic colours and songs in BSL in primary school and really enjoyed it. I always wanted to learn more BSL as I enjoyed it so much as a child and am looking forward to becoming more proficient in the language!
    • Hi I’m Chanel and I am thoroughly enjoying my BSL course. I’ve always wanted to learn BSL and what better time than whilst being in lockdown?!
    • Currently on mat leave with my 8month old, always wanted to learn BSL and this is perfect opportunity. Already knew alphabet and bits learnt from baby sensory etc but wanted to properly learn the basics so can teach son them as he grows up. Think it's such an amazing ability to have to communicate with the deaf community aswell. Also hoping to do a lunch time club when teaching, to teach children the basics of BSL aswell as using them whilst teaching. 
    • I'm a newly qualified teacher, my undergraduate degree specialised in SEND and have lots experience in this area. I would eventually like to be a sendco. Currently on mat leave with my 8month old, always wanted to learn BSL and this is perfect opportunity. Already knew alphabet and bits learnt from baby sensory etc but wanted to properly learn the basics so can teach son them as he grows up. Think it's such an amazing ability to have to communicate with the deaf community aswell. Also hoping to
    • Hello! I'm Gemma - I've been registered for online lessons by my employer - which is amazing! I knew a few signs before-hand and I am really enjoying learning more. It has been something I've wanted to develop for a while.  ❤️ X
    • I'm a Pre-registration Optometrist and in my experiences/patient encounters so far with those from the deaf/Deaf communities I've felt so helpless and antisocial not being able to adress my patient directly.
    • Hi, I'm Sam - I've started learning BSL online now. It's always been something I've wanted to learn and now with the added free time I have due to the lockdown I've finally been able to attempt to learn (every cloud eh?)
    • Hi I'm new to this and decided it was time to start learning sign language as I have some friends that are Deaf and although we can communicate (with difficulty), I decided that I need to learn at least the basics for now to be able to communicate with them properly.  I'm still going through the fingerspelling part but I'm having problems with the 5 vowels as I can never remember which finger is what without going through them from the A. Which is silly because I'm ok with the other 21
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