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Learning British Sign Language

Share information, tips, and news about learning BSL.

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  1. Why are you learning BSL?

    Why did you decide to learn British Sign Language?  Share your BSL story with the community.

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  2. What is the BSL sign for:

    Ask the community how to sign a certain word or to translate a sign that you do not know the meaning for.

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  3. Songs, Stories, Poems, & Nursery Rhymes

    Share Songs, Stories, Poems, & Nursery Rhymes in British Sign Language.

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  4. BSL Practice Zone

    Practice your BSL skills here with a short description or story and let other people give you feedback.

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  5. Courses & Evening Classes

    Share tips, information, and stories about your experiences of learning BSL.

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  6. BSL in Schools

    Discuss your thoughts and ideas for learning British Sign Language in schools.

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  • Posts

    • Does anyone actually use this website to communicate with each other? Every time I am on a rarely see others post or commune with each other or occupy the video chat rooms.  Currently I have hit a wall in my lessons and would like to actually try to practice beginner sign language with another user. I have learned the majority of the signs from the now completed course, give or take a few. And would like to practice full conversation with other individuals (questions, day to day talk, how t
    • Hello, I am a Uni student finishing my studying at Northampton of Developmental and Educational Psychology, I am planning on starting my PGCE in September and having spend time in SEN schools whilst at Uni I have wanted to start learning BSL for a while! I have only just started the first section, if anyone is a newbie and wanted a partner to practise with I would be interested in a long-term partner to go through the course with! If anyone is interested reply below and we can get in touch!
    • Yes I love this idea, I am beginning my PGCE in September and would love to see more of British Sign Language in Mainstream schools
    • Hi All, I have a deer best friend so started learning sign but I now work with children in gymnastics that require sign so am furthering my knowledge 
    • Hi all! I'm Cherise and I've started learning BSL so that I can interact with more people. I have cousins that are deaf and hard of hearing and I'd love to be able to talk to them in their language rather than relying on lipreading as I have been (very lazy of me!) I've always wanted to learn and find that I now have the time to start.  Happy learning to you all and I hope to connect with some of you 😊
    • I have just started the online BSL course, I’m a complete beginner but I am enjoying it and hoping I can put it to use in the future. :)
    • Hi I'm learning BSL as I work with people with dual sensory loss.
    • Hi, How would I ask someone whether they liked something? For example, do you like rugby?  Thanks!
    • I have just finished with lesson 3 and thought I would try to introduce myself a little. I have looked through a few videos to get an idea of what I could say...so thanks esp Hannah White! I only got interested in BSL since my 5year old was learning three signs a week with homeschooling and I seemed to enjoy learning with him. Thought I would give it a real shot. Please let me know what you think.