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Learning British Sign Language

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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

    • hi I'm just doing my sign language level 2 looking to purchase DVDs but doing know where to look
    • Hi!    I’d love to practice some BSL with you, i’m currently studying level 1 
    • Hello folks   I've done a bit of research into various level 1 courses and I'm finding it all very confusing, plus the cost differences are amazing.  What is the best way for a complete beginner to learn BSL?  Is it ok to do the online level 1 then go onto level 2 in a class, or is it better to do the class from level 1 so one gets the hand forms correct? I'm thinking of doing a taster session first and see how I get on, then do level 1, or is it possible to skip that level and go into level 2 if you know the hand forms?   I've seen courses at Universities (Kings is £310 each part, with level 1 divided into 3 parts and as such it's a costly £930 for the complete course), compared to the online BSL course of £20.  Then the local adult education does something called the prelevel 1s and 2s at £126 and £158.   Please help, I'm on a minimum wage so can't afford the huge cost of some of these course.  If I like the BSl I hope to take it further through the courses, so a long journey (I presume to level 6).   I     
    • Hello everyone,   This is my first post in the forum so please be gentle.   I'm a mature student with an interest in learning BSL from level 1 upwards.  I'm finding all the courses really confusing, so I'm hoping coming here will help.     I have lots of questions, so I better have a look see where to put them al,l before making this post too long.   Nice to meet you all   Purdy.
    • I was really hoping someone with more knowledge would answer this, expect you've done this by now, but anyway here's what I think (please correct me anyone?!) So the question in English would be 'What did you have for breakfast?' ( did implies 'this morning') or; 'What do you have for breakfast?' (do implies 'usually') But there are no tenses in BSL, so you give the timeframe first: 'This morning [or usually] breakfast you eat what?' I'm fairly sure of that part, the answer, less certain, 'This morning, Breakfast I toast eat' - at least I think it's that order, not 'eat toast', because the example of sentence order I often see is 'the cat tree climbs': Subject; object; verb - if you were drawing a picture you wouldn't draw the cat climbing, before giving it a tree to climb.
    • Tutor Doctor are looking for someone who can teach basic sign language in North Leeds. We have received an application asking for an introductory course to BSL. The student is looking for in home tutoring because the available classes in Leeds do not fit her schedule. Tutor Doctor provide bespoke courses, tailor made to the needs of a learner. If you think you have the skills and know you can share them effectively then please call 07543829681 and we can discuss.  Alternatively if you wish to email them my address is [email protected] Thanks
    • Hello wonderful people.  This week I am teaching my class how to sign what they ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I know the signs for the meals, eat and foods but how do I sign the sentences? Would it be "breakfast I eat x" then "lunch I eat x" then "dinner I eat x"?

      Thank you!
    • Hi again Libbie - Im done now.  Here is a link to some BSL teaching videos - followed bu a quiz.  It might interest you. https://bsl.surrey.ac.uk/numbers-dates/days-week Kind regards K
    • Hi Libbie - My name is Keith, 70 + and attending college for the first time.  Half way through level 1. I revising right now but if you'd like a FaceTime conversation for a few minutes I'll give you a call.  TTFN 
    • Hi I'm libbie 32 year old mum to 7 children 3 with additional needs! I'd love to FaceTime with someone if possible. Very basic level but wanting to improve. Currently learnt alphabet basic greetings animals numbers etc. Would love someone to sign with slowly and have patience haha. 07927993560 texts welcome but please no calls or Facebook libbie cannon 
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