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  1. Hello, A bit about me: I'm 27. I have been studying BSL on my own for just under two months. My vocabulary is about 325 words + the alphabet. I would love to take a public class to further my skills (especially grammar!), but here's the catch: I live in japan! So I'm looking for someone who has advanced level BSL to meet with once a week over Skype for lessons. I am more than happy to pay for the private tutoring. Would anyone here be interested in this, or know of a resource to find an online tutor? Japan and UK timezones match up so that we could meet in the UK-morning/Japan-evening. Thanks!
  2. Michael Richmond-Coggan

    Basic BSL tutor required in North Leeds

    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
  3. Hi everyone my little boy is six years old has Down syndrome and Autism spectrum Condition. His hearing is fine but his speech is severely delayed and is only just beginning to emerge - parts of words and sounds but they're mainly copied. He attends a school which teaches BSL throughout so although he started on Makaton he has been learning BSL for the last three years. His signing is once again just copying others however when his one to one signs to him he clearly has a good understanding of the signs. We have been trying to learn BSL through books etc but I'm looking for a suitable course in the Liverpool area. The night school courses aren't suitable they seem to be aimed at adults whereas I need infant type subject matter also they are £800 basic level. Any ideas? Thanks x
  4. EliseC

    Class Locations?

    Hiya! Complete newbie here; I've only been learning within the past week or so. Learning BSL has always been something I've wanted to do, but never made the time for🙄 I've been lucky enough have a friend who has been helping me via FaceTime, although our schedules never seem to match up very well. I've got a dictionary book on order via his recommendation, and watching youtube videos. I had a quick look on the calendar section and noticed that there are a few classes held in different locations... is anyone on this forum from Cambridgeshire area? Looking for someone who would be able to help me out in person with tutoring ☺️ E x
  5. Hi there, I'm new to BSL and I am interested in how to teach English as a second language (ESL) to those who are hard of hearing and to those who are visually impaired. If there are any books that would give a seasoned ESL teacher pointers on how to do this, please can you recommend them. I look forward to receiving your recommendations and feedback.
  6. Leicestershire County Council Adult Learning Service are recruiting for part time BSL tutors to work across the county. Usually working evenings but sometimes daytime. You need at least level 3 BSL and a recognised teaching qualification (PTLLS, DTLLS accepted) Deaf tutors particularly welcome to apply. If you need assistance with your application please email [email protected] Job closes 30th November - see advert below! https://www.facebook.com/job_opening/498093943931888/?source=post
  7. Every Monday from 29 Oct 2018 - 17 Dec 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm St. Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green The Cabin (behind the Gallery Café) 21 Old Ford Rd, London E2 9PL Interested in learning British Sign Language (BSL)? Want to improve your communication with deaf people? Join our evening course! In collaboration with Sign for All, The Film Bunch are offering an Introduction to British Sign Language course, which is suitable for complete beginners who have a general interest in BSL and want to improve their communication skills with deaf people. No prior knowledge of BSL is needed. This is a non-accredited course where you will learn basic BSL including fingerspelling alphabet, numbers, grammar, everyday vocabulary and conversation such as greetings, asking for directions, emotions, family and more. The course will run for 8 weeks in Bethnal Green. Each lesson will last for 2 hours with a short break. Students will participate in group work and activities, meet deaf guest speakers and be given optional homework tasks. Students will get free tickets to our film screening in November and Christmas party in December. By the end of the course, you will have an understanding of BSL and deaf culture and be able to interact in basic conversation with deaf people. The course is also an ideal introduction to the language for those who may be thinking about studying for a Level 1 qualification in BSL. Please note this is a course for adults so not suitable for under 18s. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected] Grab your early bird tickets now! We offer a 10% concession discount. This applies to senior citizens (55 and over), students, registered unemployed, and disabled people. Please use the code TFB10OFF during checkout. You must have proof to use this discount. Course dates: Mon 29th Oct Mon 5th Nov Mon 12th Nov Mon 19th Nov Mon 26th Nov Mon 3rd Dec Mon 10th Dec Mon 17th Dec Sign up here: thefilmbunch.com/courses/introduction-to-bsl-oct-2018
  8. charlotte_brown46

    BSL Sign and Tea Portsmouth

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    Whether you know BSL or you're learning, come along and have a chat!! This is a friendly and relaxed environment to practice and socialise All levels welcome! When: Friday 26th October, 6PM - 8PM Where: Starbucks Burrfields Road, P03 5NA Please let us know if you're attending here as we need a rough number of people to guarantee seats: https://signandteaa.app.rsvpify.com I'm going to let Starbucks know on Wednesday at 5.30PM the number of people atteneding, so get in there quick!! We hope to see you there!!
  9. I am currently carrying out research around this area. It would make a big difference if people could take their time to fill out this questionnaire after reading the consent form. I am teacher in training, currently writing a report on 'how can we implement sign language into mainstream school to promote inclusion'. parent questionaire.docx online consent letter.docx
  10. Hi, I was just wondering, what is the sign for Wales, Rose, Diamond and Platinum? Thanks, -Kayla
  11. Hey, we're having some Deaf Society visitors to our farm on Saturday and would love to know the sign for ALPACA - or LLAMA as alpacas are quite specific! I've seen this pic on the internet but was unsure if this is ASL or accurate. We had a BSL interpreter who visited last year tell us the signs for PIG, GOAT, SHEEP, DUCK, CHICKEN but she had never signed an alpaca before! I'm so nervous to have a BSL conversation for the first time, but hopefully the sign CAKE along with some real cake should keep everything ticking over. 😉 Thanks 😊
  12. Jade

    Basic British Sign Language

    Hi. I am thinking about setting up a 8-10 week BSL programme to enable hearing people to use basic signs with Deaf signing users. What would you consider essential BSL signs. Think about. Nursery. Schools and super markets. Thank you x
  13. Leks

    BSL Music Video research

    For my college project I am trying to invlove the BsL community more within the musical industry. Part of my project is market research so please could you guys do my survey I would be very grateful https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8NTPMF5 Thank you x
  14. Leks

    BSL Music Video research

    For my college project I am trying to invlove the BsL community more within the musical industry. Part of my project is market research so please could you guys do my survey I would be very grateful https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8NTPMF5 Thank you x
  15. Amelia Ralph-Lewis

    Autism and Deafness Research

    Hello, My name is Amelia and I am a research assistant with the Child Orientated Mental Health Intervention Centre looking at diagnosing Autism in deaf children. To give you a little background about our study, we are recruiting families with children aged 2-18 who are either deaf, deaf with a diagnosis of ASD or hearing with a diagnosis of ASD. We have worked with international experts to adapt three autism assessment tools to make them more accessible for deaf children and young people. Surprisingly, current assessment tools have not been designed with deaf children in mind and many are often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all! We hope that this research will help us to develop better assessment tools, understand more about how autism presents in deaf and hearing children and support families in receiving the right support Autism regularly goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed in deaf children because inappropriate assessments are being used. We are currently recruiting: - Deaf children with autism - Deaf children with no autism - Hearing children with autism Please email me at [email protected] if you can help out and I hope to hear from you soon!
  16. Erica-chan

    New to sign language

    Hello everyone i'm pretty new to bsl but would love to learn it. It would help in my job in case i get any deaf customers , it would also be good if i made any deaf friends. If anybody is up for helping me , i'm not straight forward with video call but i'd like to talk about stuff more before i do as i have anxiety and it's a little difficult to video call with a stranger haha. Thanks for taking your time to read this!
  17. ykayli27

    Emergency Signs

    Hi! I am a high school student that is planning a project to create a booklet of basic signs in a variety of different sign languages around the world for emergencies used by healthcare professionals. I was wondering if anyone could help me with some BSL grammar. I just have 5 questions that needs to be translated, but still haven't quite grasped the concept of sentence structuring in BSL. 1. "Where does it hurt?" into HURT WHERE? 2. "What is your name?" into NAME YOU WHAT? 3. "Do you know sign language?" or "Do you sign?" into SIGN YOU? 4. "Do you consent?" into CONSENT YOU? 5. "Do you have any family we can call?" into FAMILY HAVE CALL? Are any of these correct? I'd appreciate any form of help I can get! Thank you in advance for helping me in the process of creating this booklet for local hospitals to communicate with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. (Also, if anyone knows other sign languages: Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish, and can help with some grammar or words, please contact me: [email protected]!
  18. Simon (admin)

    BSL in Schools

    This is an interesting video about all children learning BSL in schools. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39274661
  19. Since our beginnings on Leith Street in Edinburgh over 180 years ago, we have been working together for an equal and better future for all deaf* people. We are proud to have been at the forefront of many major achievements – in fact we were the first formally constituted deaf organisation in the UK. We have always kept our values; respect, achievement, equality and transparency at the heart of our organisation. The many services and opportunities we have provided over the years, from our workshop on Albany Street in 1929 to our current Children in Need funded youth group for young deaf* people, all play a part in furthering our values and mission. Today, Deaf Action delivers a range of services to the estimated 950,000 people in Scotland with sensory support needs, including those who are blind, partially sighted, deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. As part of a Scottish Government funded project we are establishing a benchmark for future dual sensory loss services in Scotland. Our extensive list of services includes: Adult learning BSL classes Communication & Interpreting Agency Deaf awareness training Employablility service Health project Multimedia production Social work Specialist equipment Support service Youth work Visit our website for more information and contact details for all of our services
  20. Deaf Action

    BSL qualification courses in Edinburgh

    Deaf Action have been hosting British Sign Language (BSL) classes since the 1980′s and in that time we have seen thousands of people successfully pass through our training centre. We use qualified and experienced deaf tutors for all of our British Sign Language courses and have amassed a collection of excellent resources and materials. Not sure what level you’re at? If you already have experience of using BSL, one of our tutors can assess your level so you begin with a class that matches your skills; just get in touch and we’ll do the rest. Most of our courses are accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and all of our BSL courses qualify for ILA Scotland funding. Payment plans are available for our SQA accredited courses and details can be found in the application packs on our website. Terms run twice a year in Spring and Autumn. SQA courses run from Introduction level to level 3. We also run 6 week taster courses for those who aren't sure about joining a full course. For more information email [email protected] or call the Training Co-ordinator on 0131 556 3218
  21. Doctordee

    Hi everyone

    Hi everyone. My name is Darryl and I work and live in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Although i had a deaf friend during my teenager years, he was a fantastic lip reader, so we rarely had to sign and the signs he did show me, were generally curse signs. Forward to the present day and nearly twenty old years later and i have always wanted to learn BSL and now have the means and financial ability to do so. My background is Mental health and Learning disability services but two years ago, i 'retired' and went into self employment as a Hypnotherapist / Counsellor as well as a Hypnobirthing practitioner . I also teach hypnotherapy in a local university for a national teaching organisation. So by learning BSL, as well as personal achievement, it may also help me in my working life as I have supported couples during pregnancy that have hearing difficulties. Thanks for reading.
  22. Dear All, I am a bit of a (hearing) tech geek and have a personal friend who is Deaf, therefore I understand a fair amount about the difficulties of not being included in everything. I have recently identified a revolutionary new Digital Communication Channel that has been approved and endorsed by RDA (which will come free of charge to Deaf and Hard of Hearing & friends and family) and I am reaching out to the community for support in turning this into reality. I am in the process of setting up a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, news to follow soon, however as part of my Kickstarter Application I would like to add a 'signed' video to demonstrate and verify my working proof of concept and looking for a volunteer. My plan is to develop an intelligent Lifestyle & communication Mobile Application including an ewallet with some really exciting and innovative features, eg augmented reality (think Pokemon Go but not as a game rather as an identifier), Gamification, loyalty etc to name only a few. For example, you're on a train/tube and suddenly it comes to a stop, no station in sight and there is no apparent reason for this stop. Hearing people get frustrated when there are no Tannoy announcements as to why they may have come to a stop, or how long they might be stuck in the situation or in fact just any news about what might be going on. Deaf and hard of hearing people don't have a choice, they just have to tolerate this or if confident enough ask someone nearby what is going on. Sitting in a Doctors' waiting room, Hospital A&E waiting for your name to be called is somewhat useless to Deaf and Hard of hearing individuals. A hearing person might be in a shopping mall when an emergency announcement is being made about a potential threat, this kind of announcement goes by without recognition from a Deaf person (unless they are being accompanied). A hearing person is able to hear public announcements in trains stations and airports about changes to schedules, delays and even boarding calls, however these announcements go totally unheard by Deaf and a lot of Hard of Hearing individuals, again unless accompanied. In light of the Manchester Bombings it has become even more apparent to me that there is a definite need for this form of Digital Infrastructure and Communication. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please feel free to get in touch directly or on [email protected] This is a personal venture!
  23. Hi, I have just completed level one and want to practice before getting stuck into level two! I noticed that there were soooo many beginners who wanted to practice. This website seems to provide a space for video chat now! Shall we get organised??? Maybe on Sunday evenings at 6pm BST we could meet in the online video chat rooms to practice. Anyone up for it? Thanks and hope to sign with you soon! Hope
  24. Exeter Deaf Academy

    Exeter Deaf Academy

    Our vision is to see Deaf people valued by themselves and their society, being confident, well educated, independent, able to communicate and with good and appropriate employment and housing. The principal way we achieve this is through running a day and residential school and college for students from throughout the UK. We also support Deaf students in mainstream schools and colleges through our outreach service, and meet the wider needs of the Deaf community through a range of Deaf services and projects. We are a charity, and have been based in Exeter for nearly 190 years. Our new Deaf Academy will enable us to build on our proud history, and we are very excited about what the future holds for us.
  25. MySign Tuition

    MySign Tuition Ltd

    MySign Tuition delivers training and teaching on a variety of sign language courses. We teach the Signature BSL qualifications from the Level 1 Award right through to Level 6. We also have courses for Family Sign Language, Deaf Awareness, Introduction to BSL and the ability to create bespoke courses to match the needs of the client. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as our website.
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