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  1. Hello, I am learning Auslan and can have basic conversations. Fingerspelling is the same in Auslan and BSL, and many of the signs are the same. I would like to familiarise myself with BSL as I'm hoping to come to the UK at the end of 2021. If anyone is around the same level as me and would like to practise via Zoom, that would be great.
  2. Hello, I'm learning Australian Sign Language here in Melbourne, Australia. This language is known as Auslan, and is derived from BSL and--I think--mutualy intelligible, or more or less. The alphabet is the same anyway, so I like using the BSL fingerspelling challenge. I'm learning Auslan because I love learning languages, and can't travel at the moment. There aren't enough Auslan interpreters so that is my goal, although it will take me 4-5 years of study, at least.
  3. Hello, I'm in Melbourne, Australia and have been learning Australian Sign Language (Auslan) this year, as I love languages and we had to spend a total of 7 months in lockdown (the last four being total lockdown). Our alphabet is the same as yours, and the two languages are similar, I believe. I find the BSL fingerspelling game on this site very helpful. I'm about to start the accredited Auslan course, but have been having private lessons for a few months, and can now have basic conversations.
  4. Hello, I'm in Australia, and have just started learning Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN), which I believe is mutually intelligible with BSL. Certainly the alphabet is identical. The fingerspelling practice game on this site is really helpful. I'm learning Auslan because I love learning languages. I believe it will take about 3-5 years to become fluent. I'm retired after 35 years teaching, so have plenty of free time. Would be happy to do some practice via Zoom once I improve a little. Here in Melbourne we are 9 hours ahead of the UK.
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