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  1. hello, My names merrie and I'm from London, I hope that was signed ok. really enjoying the course so far and I cant wait to improve.
    4 points
  2. Hi Amy, I would just sign Brothers, sisters I none. From what I understand you put the topic/subject first. Hope this help. Anybody let me know if this is incorrect please. All learning together
    3 points
  3. Hello Everyone Myself and a few other individuals have started a group chat session every Saturday 2pm (GMT). We have already had 1 session and found it very useful. For those wanting to join in on our practise sessions please dm me or comment down below. We are currently using zoom, and I will send you a link to the scheduled meeting. If you are just a beginner don't be alarmed or think you are unable to join. I am doing this so that we can actually communicate with each other and benefit with other peoples experience and practise with BSL. On the day I will send/post the link to
    3 points
  4. Hi, I have just started learning BSL as a hearing person and was wondering if i could join your zoom call next week as I would love to practice with people! Thanks!
    3 points
  5. I am the Intention Coach (health coach and performance artist). Essentially I teach embodiment through meditation, yoga, performing, massage therapy and exercise. With embodiment in mind, I am quickly learning that BSL isn’t just a langue, it’s a form of therapy and I’m only a few lessons in but it feels amazing to connect with langue and communicate in such a way I’m going to be taking a year-long vow of silence from October 2021-2022, but during this time I wanted to ensure that I could still express how I felt etc… So I decided what better way that to learn sign language!
    2 points
  6. I just finished the final assessment today!🥳 I'm really sad it's over but I'm definitely going to keep learning and practising
    2 points
  7. Did anybody see this segment on Blue Peter? Mwaksy takes a look into how BSL is a lifeline to most deaf or hard of hearing people. She visits a theatre group in Cardiff which consists of children between the ages of 3-18 who communicate via BSL. Mwaksy chats to the children and finds out how this group has empowered them as individuals, highlighting the importance of groups like these. She wants to bring the empowerment back to the Blue Peter Studio, so she is set the challenge of learning BSL in order to present a segment of the show, live on CBBC.
    2 points
  8. Hi guys! I'm Kate, I study Criminology with Sociology, I'm from Manchester. I looooove Harry Potter and crime documentaries, but also obsessed with Ru Paul's drag race 😂. I'd love some friends to practice BSL with, even though I am relatively new to learning I'd love the practice and hopefully we can help eachother!
    2 points
  9. I'm recording a video since this is a sign language forum lol, if anyone wants to make friends through sign I'm all for it as I don't actually know anyone who signs :) say hi!
    2 points
  10. thanks for the meeting i enjoyed it!
    2 points
  11. Hey everyone! I am super excited to be here My daughter was born with a hearing impairment and wears a hearing aid every day, all day. Since I found out about her HI, I have made a conscious effort to include her in the deaf children's community and try to promote the inclusion of deaf students more in schools (I have been a school teacher for a decade, so I started a BSL project in my previous school to do this). I took my BSL Level 1 exam (Signature) last week and am expected to pass with flying colours! Yay! With that said, I am unbelievably excited to start my Level 2
    2 points
  12. I haven't made it to any of the online sessions yet as I'm a single parent to a very active 3-year-old who likes to make a lot of noise, but I hope I can make it on the 25th! It will depend on my work as well (I'm self-employed, so when I get the chance, I work myself into the ground in the constant fear that it'll suddenly dry up!), but I really want to make time for a bit of practice with other BSL beginners if I possibly can!
    2 points
  13. Hello, my name is Natalie and I'm from Liverpool, I am 29 years old. Hopefully I signed that correctly. I really had to think about what i was doing then. Its not as easy as people may think. Im really enjoying the course so far and look forward to practicing more and improving.
    2 points
  14. Hello, My name is Richard and I work as a maths teacher in a school for the deaf and have started learning BSL. It is really enjoyable and tricky at the same time. The hardest part is all the regional variations, as I learn a sign from some where and use it in lessons and get told, nooo........... its this on...... Arhhhh! But this happens in all languages, multiple worlds same meaning, and different sentence structure. Just need to get used to it. I don't have a web cam so I can't sign my intro, sorry...
    2 points
  15. Usaid Tariq is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: BSL Weekly Meeting Time: Jun 27, 2020 02:00 PM London Every week on Sat, 7 occurrence(s) Jun 27, 2020 02:00 PM Jul 4, 2020 02:00 PM Jul 11, 2020 02:00 PM Jul 18, 2020 02:00 PM Jul 25, 2020 02:00 PM Aug 1, 2020 02:00 PM Aug 8, 2020 02:00 PM Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Weekly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upwsc-ivpz4rG9X39Jbvk4SWxbiIEpogQ7Is/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6grz8rHd2QsRiGR7Y-BY
    2 points
  16. Hi, My name is Damla and I'm from Istanbul, Turkey. I work as a translator and interpreter, I love learning new languages and have always wanted to learn sign language. Having a huge crush on the UK, precisely England and English accent, I thought I'd learn British Sign Language first in order to fulfil one of my childhood dreams, understand and help people who use BSL and to add another skill to my CV. Thank you, have a lovely one !
    2 points
  17. Hi everyone! I'm Zoe and I'm learning BSL with a course on British Sign in between my virtual classes at uni. I'm almost at the end of my training to be a vet, so I'm hoping BSL will help me communicate with clients in the future (especially as there is a big training centre for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People nearby my hometown). I've done a bit of simple BSL in primary school, but I love learning languages and I want to improve my skills!
    2 points
  18. hey, I am pretty new to this also. I think the only way I will remember all the signing is if I put it into use. I feel like I have forgotten all i've learnt so far! I am going to keep coming on here and replying to some video etc hopefully that will help 🥴
    2 points
  19. Hi, I have recorded a little video of me practicing what I have learnt. I'm on week 3. Any feedback would be really appreciated. I still feel like I'm really slow and I can't do any facial expressions or mouth any words.
    2 points
  20. Hi! My name is Miri and I'm a journalist and baker living in Stirling, Scotland. I'm learning BSL because I feel like its a skill I should have, considering how many people use it as their first language. I wouldn't want to miss out on a friendship with someone! That's it really. If anyone can help me sign the following things more easily than finger spelling that would be amazing! Baker Journalist Stirling
    1 point
  21. Thanks Matilda! Lovely to meet you 🥰 Glad you are learning too - good luck!
    1 point
  22. Hello! There doesn't seem to be a specific sign for Chester, so you can just fingerspell it when introducing yourself. Hope this helps!
    1 point
  23. Hi, my name is Alice and I’m a (currently unemployed) secondary school English teacher who is originally from west Wales. I’ve been living in Ireland for two years now and hadn’t really thought much about BSL. I knew that it was a good skill to have and that it might help in schools where there were hearing impaired students, but I honestly didn’t really think it was something that I would ever learn. Then in January, my sister-in-law gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Unfortunately his birth was a traumatic one and he was very poorly at the start of his life. He spent his first few week
    1 point
  24. Hi everyone! I have been learning BSL from the BSL online course, its great to see so many people have taken up the course too! I am interested in sign language as I am a primary school teacher. I did a placement in a school with an additional deaf unit. This made me realise how important it is to be able to communicate with everyone and to include everyone. I have been enjoying the course so far! Lisa
    1 point
  25. I understood that signing perfectly 😀 well done. Hope you get what you want to achieve with BSL, welcome to the Newbie signing community (myseld included)
    1 point
  26. Hope you are well! I am learning BSL to learn how to communicate with students that struggle to speak. I am also going to teach my future students how to use it. Added learning to every class.
    1 point
  27. Hi my name is Liam I went to a mixed deaf and hearing primary school as far back as then I wanted to learn such a beautiful language. I did nothing about it untill a few years ago I joined a group that was teaching the basics for 6 weeks. In that time I was noticing that I was struggling to hear woman. I went to get it checked to find I needed hearing aids.
    1 point
  28. Hey guys I'm Flic and I am 18 years old. I am hoping to study medicine at university soon and think it is so important to integrate more BSL into healthcare to insure it is entirely accesible to everyone and inclusive! I have only been learning for a couple weeks so am new to it all! but loving every moment so far. I would love to find someone to practice with who has alot of patience!
    1 point
  29. Hi I'm Amy, thought I'd have a go at learning BSL to help others as best I can. Working in the hospitality industry I meet multiple people many of whom have hearing difficulty and I just want to help them have a better experience when in my care.
    1 point
  30. I found this video with a couple of city names in BSL. Nottingham is one of the cities!
    1 point
  31. Hi all! I started this course after seeing a tweet by twitter user @jamesjoeboyle, who said: This really put things into perspective for me, so now I've started my journey to being more inclusive and learning a new language 😀
    1 point
  32. Hi I’m here with my 18 year old who has a bilateral severe hearing loss, which was only picked up when she was 12. She gets through by lip reading mostly, as doesn’t enjoy wearing her hearing aids, so we’ve decided that we would like to learn BSL so we can communicate to each other and other Deaf/deaf people. I also think it’s a useful skill in our everyday life whether we are at work or out and about.
    1 point
  33. Hi my name is Sammy. I am a final year dental student and I wanted to learn sign language as I am looking at special care jobs in dentistry, and hope this will come in useful in my career! I have experience with working with autistic people, and want to continue working with people with learning difficulties.
    1 point
  34. Hi everyone! My name is Alisha and I am 21 years old! I am a complete newbie to sign language! I started it as I work in a coffee shop and we have a number of regular deaf customers so I wanted to be able to communicate with them! I love learning all different languages and am currently studying French, German, Spanish and Italian at Newcastle University.Does anyone have any tips on how best o practise sign langauge? Thank you for your help everyone!
    1 point
  35. Awwh brilliant good to know someone from N.I doing it as well and deff not that far away :) Very good! the lessons have been brilliant. There is a lot to learn and take in with some of the modules but i found i worked best commiting myself to an hour in the morning taking notes and learning it. That way you're not trying to cram loads in at once as there is a lot of vocab in certain modules but ive really enjoyed it so far. How do you find it?
    1 point
  36. Hi all, Thought i'd just make a post to say hello! I recently started the online sign language course as I was on furlough from work for a month and thought it would be a really useful skill to pick up - I've since started to work from home again so have put the course on the back-burner a bit. I'm determined to make sure I stick with it as I have enjoyed the lessons I've done so far, so if anyone would like to practise together at all, please drop me a message as the pressure of talking with someone would definitely motivate me! 😂 James
    1 point
  37. @PD1882 eh up chap! Zoom details below. See you Saturday - Topic: BSL Meeting Time: Jul 25, 2020 02:00 PM London Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77395693865?pwd=MnFXVlp6NjFGUkkzQ0hYV3h4QjVPdz09 Meeting ID: 773 9569 3865 Passcode: V9bVLn @Usayd Islam Tariq the link and meeting ID are still the same right?
    1 point
  38. Sign is always something that I have been very much interested in... I am really enjoying the learning and only wish that I had started it sooner. I feel that it is so important that we are inclusive and I would love to be able to have some of the skills to communicate on another level...
    1 point
  39. @ChloeS Definitely pop by. See you next Saturday
    1 point
  40. I want to be able to talk to everyone because everyone is the same . My grandad was deaf and nobody was ever able to talk to him properly I started learning BSL but unfortunately he passed away a few months ago, but BSL has opened up another world of communication for me !
    1 point
  41. I fell in love with my boyfriend and we where having normal conversations and then we went on a date and we had background music on and I said how wonderful the song was and he told me he couldn’t hear it and told me he was deaf I’m not going to let that stand in the way and I want to be able to communicate with him on a level that he feels more comfortable with
    1 point
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