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  1. I am a Scottish Primary teacher, and have decided to learn BSL in order to ensure that my classroom environment is an inclusive and equitable space for all children. I'm looking forward to teaching my class some signs and learning and practising together with them when school returns.
  2. Hi everyone. I hope this topic is where it's supposed to be. Let me introduce myself, My name is Pierre and I am currently working on a signing avatar for my research project. The avatar signs train announcements in British Sign Language. The idea is that it would be kind of a phone app or a terminal in a train station. I am partially deaf and I started learning BSL recently, so I know I still have much to learn in order to improve the avatar signing (and my own). If you could answer the following questionnaire I would be very grateful. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=8l9CbGVo30Kk245q9jSBPWNZAdZJva9Cv7g43XIt1QRUOFhWOUhWTFM5VzhVR1dTWU5RMlMyVURDRy4u Do not hesitate to write a comment at the end of the questionnaire, that would help me improving my BSL knowledge. Thank you very much
  3. Hello everyone I hope everyone is doing well. I usually host meeting on Saturday 2pm with various other users on this site. Come and join. A few weeks ago we covered questions and and how to sign them. We went over: whats, whos, wheres, why, etc. After we discussed the questions and tried to figure out how to phrase them I noted them all down. My best friend uses BSL on a day to day basis (scottish bsl) but he has volunteered to aid me and answer any question I have in terms of signing and phrasing. So once we finished our session I had him proof read what we covered and the next session we covered it to provide some sense and understanding to use on our day to day learning BSL. Attached are those notes and questions. Hopefully quality is decent. And you can read my handwriting. If not let me know and I will type it up. Usaid Tariq is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: BSL Meeting Time: Jul 18, 2020 02:00 PM London Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77395693865?pwd=MnFXVlp6NjFGUkkzQ0hYV3h4QjVPdz09 Meeting ID: 773 9569 3865 Passcode: V9bVLn Usaid
  4. https://morecambebayacademy.co.uk/join-us/vacancies/ We are looking for someone with BSL Level 3 or above to become the main teaching assistant for a Year 7 student starting in September. Please see our link if interested.
  5. CarlosCG

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    I'm Carlos, I'm currently studying business in Edinburgh. I think there are so many ways of communication like BSL and thanks to this course I will be able to communicate with BSL users. I'm really enjoying this course.
  6. Hi, my name is Julia. I'm a 43 year old 1:1 teaching assistant. I'm also a mum to 2 wonderful kids, 1 of which is diagnosed ASC and at a special school. About 3½ yrs ago I attended a signalong course to help my sons communication. I really enjoyed the course. I signed up for this during lockdown and thought it would be another great extension to my SEN story.
  7. Good afternoon, my name is Tori and i am training to be an Operating Department Practitioner, currently in my second year. With the current pandemic, despite working within the hospitals, i found myself with much more free time and I would like to be able to be a British Sign Language interpreter within theatres once i qualify. Although anyone is welcome to bring their interpreters to theatre, they often dont and rely solely on lip reading and theatre is daunting enough for people without the added difficulty of trying to read 5 pairs of lips at once. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance
  8. Hi there! My name is Bethany, and like many of you, I have decided to take the plunge and begin learning BSL during this period of lockdown! I will be graduating this summer with a degree in Psychology and want to use this to start a career in teaching. One of my final year modules focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder, and confirmed to me that I want to work with SENDS children. So, in order to do that, and do it effectively, knowledge of BSL will be so valuable! I took some basic classes in primary school, as one of my classmates was deaf, so I have been able to fingerspell for years, but not much more! So, why not, as we have such an abundance of free time at the minute, use it productively and sign up for a BSL course? So far, so good! I am thoroughly enjoying this process and am really looking forward to using sign language in my day to day life.
  9. Hi, I'm Jane and have just passed my intro to BSL. I'm looking for a level 2 course to start but would love some conversational experience on here too. Can't wait to hear from you - either with comments as to how I can improve or just general chat so we can both improve! Take care, Jane
  10. Hi! My name is Ellie, I am 21 and from the Isle of Wight. I have been wanting to learn BSL for a while as I think that it is a great life skill to have. I love to travel and have been lucky enough to take two gap years to explore many countries around the world. I am now in the second year of my four year degree to become a registered dietitian and am loving every minute. I am looking forward to learning more BSL and being fluent enough to be able to use it in my future career, any tips and tricks for good practice and remembering would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Hi all, My name is Angel and I am here to learn a new language and add to my skills. I am proficient in a few languages already, and BSL was one that I really wanted to learn as well. As wth all new languages, I find it so intersting as it comes with so many interesting facts. I am excited to continue on this wonderful journey. I am currently working at a privae medical practice in London's medical hub in Harley Street, and hopefully this new language will be useful for me in the future (and I am sure it will be). Anyway, I don't want to ramble on. x
  12. Communication Support Worker - Thomas Hinderwell Primary Academy *NJC09 £20,344 (Actual salary £15,625) - 32.5 hours per week, term time only* ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover – come and broaden your horizons!’ Thomas Hindwell Primary Academy is a one and a half form entry primary (265 on roll and rising) with big ambitions as we continue to broaden our horizons for our children and our staff team. Over the last year we have overhauled our curriculum, leadership structure, provision, and learning environments and we enter 2019 looking very much to the future. As a school we are very much a ‘sleeping giant’ and while our new approaches will take time to further embed we are seeing positive results. As a school we have adopted Talk for Writing, Effective Maths, a new Core Knowledge Curriculum and become an outward facing school working with our coastal primary partners to transform our children’s lives. We are part of the David Ross Education Trust which is a family of 34 primary and secondary schools. As a staff colleague you will access CPD available locally as well as accessing leading teaching and leadership programmes through our Trust networks. Our ongoing development in terms of educational achievement and commitment to raising standards on the coast is at the forefront of our thinking – and we now have a Research Arm, a great enrichment programme and work closely as a partner of the Scarborough and Esk Valley Teaching Alliances. Our opportunity We are looking to appoint a colleague to support and guide one of our Year one pupils who is hearing impaired. Working closely with the designated Teacher of the Deaf through the Local Authority you will provide the communication support and help make sure the learning provided is adapted accordingly. While we are looking for current or prior experience of working with Deaf children you will work closely with our support staff and the LA specialist who will be in school at least every 2 weeks. We are looking for: · Current or prior experience of working with Deaf children · A good understanding of the needs of Deaf pupils and strategies that will help ensure they make progress · A colleague who is supportive, nurturing and seeks to make learning exciting and a positive experience We can offer you: · A school with a renewed focus who puts pastoral and nurture provision at its heart and an aspirational outlook for our children · An opportunity to be in a school that is rapidly improving · Happy, enthusiastic children who are thriving and have a thirst for learning · A school which has had its learning environments inside and out redesigned and reworked to fully met the expectations of our children and staff · An opportunity to work with an experienced and committed team and be part of a Trust which is diverse and puts the community at the heart of its agenda Join us and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about. Please contact the school office for more details. We strongly recommend that you visit us so that we can share with you why we are so proud of our school, and you will get a chance to see what we have to offer. Please contact the school office on 01723 373110. For an informal conversation you are welcome to contact James at North Yorkshire County Council at [email protected] or call 01609 534939/ 07966261249. Closing date: Monday 24th February 2020. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date To apply for the post you can apply direct at the following link: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/dret/displayjob.aspx?jobid=1312 We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.
  13. Hello, I am learning BSL to help support children in my class at school.
  14. Ebony

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    Hello, I am a teaching assistant in a Specialist secondary school, I am looking to work on my signing schools. I work in a class of 12 but only 1 child uses BSL however it is heavily used across the school. Hoping to eventually find someone that I can practice my BSL with (and vice versa), just completed Part 4. Looking forward to signing with you, Ebony:)
  15. Hi everyone, I'm Steph and I'm new to BSL. I've decided to learn to sign as I'm slowly losing my hearing at the age of 16 and so want to be proactive before I lose it altogether! I've set myself a goal this year to at least learn how to spell my name and introduce myself so keep your fingers crossed for me! 🙂
  16. my name is annie I just enrolled in a level 1 beginners💗 sign language course by the BSL. sign language is such an important thing that is so undertaught in schools and institutions, children should be taught from an early age exactly like MFLs are taught, whether or not the school has an association with somebody who needs to use it or not. I have never been in the situation where I need BSL but I know it as wider part of society. I have always wanted to learn sign language and I see lockdown as a prime opportunity to do so.
  17. This is a very good question, I have wanted to learn since I was at school and my mom taught me the finger spelling alphabet and a few basic signs. I think this language is beautiful and should be taught in schools as a mfl like Spanish, French, German etc. Learning this language is important as I would like to be able to bridge the gap in inclusion.
  18. many poeple have asked me over the last few weeks why are you learning bsl ? well to answer the question i work in a nursery and hope to move to a job in a primary school soon, i would like to be able to communicate more with people who use bsl as i know most nursery ryhmes in makaton but that does not always help and as we are stuck in lock down i thought now was the time to do it.
  19. Hi! I am learning BSL as part of my linguistics postgrad. I am not taking any exams but would love someone to practice with casually. Anyone who is anywhere above level 1 please message me! Anna
  20. Hello my name is chandelle and I'm new to bsl. In about a week and a half I have my English presentation about a book that's mainly about bsl so I thought it would be nice to introduce myself in bsl but I need a little bit help with it. The sentence that I want to translate to bsl is: Hello my name is chandelle and my presentation is about the book a quiet kind of thunder. Could someone please help me translate this to bsl because it's a little bit confusing as a beginner. In advance I would like to thank the person who would be so nice to help me.
  21. Solar Bear has a new production touring Scotland in Autumn 2019. The production is created for and by Deaf & Hearing Young People age 12-18yrs, working with a professional team of theatre makers. The production is touring to schools in Glasgow, Dingwall, Dundee & Irvine. The final week will take place at Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling between 14th - 18th October and will be open to the public as the schools are on holiday. Click the link below for full details and BSL video information on how to book: https://solarbear.org.uk/2019/08/26/happiness-october-break-project/
  22. Hello, My name is Zoltan and I am one half of a producer duo working on a new short film with BSL talent attached. As one of our actors is of school-age we would love to find a tutor who would be willing to come on a 5 to 6-day shoot, freelance, later this year or mid-February next year. If you know of anyone or if you are a teacher/tutor yourself we'd love to hear from you. Of course, this is a paid role. The shoot will take place in Ireland and therefore we are happy to consider applicants from across the UK and Ireland. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out. Many thanks again and thank you for accepting me on your forum. Have a lovely rest of your day! Zoltan
  23. Hello 😁 My name is Nicholas Bieber (no, I'm not related to Justin Bieber, ha!), I'm 25-years-old and I have moderate hearing loss. I have to wear hearing aids every day, but fortunately I can hear with them, and they have enabled me to mix with fully hearing people and enjoy my career as a journalist. Sadly though, for so many people this is not the case 💔 Many, like my grandparents, are fully deaf and will never get to experience the special emotions that come with listening to music 😔 So I've done something special (I hope)! 🎶📹 I learned British Sign Language as a young boy, so I could comminicate with my grandparents, and ended up getting a qualification in it (in levels 1 and 2). I have now started a special YouTube channel where I interpret songs into sign language! For my second video (link posted after this sentence), I performed the incredible Lost Without You by Freya Ridings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQaT8sI1EsE&feature=youtu.be I'd be SO honoured and grateful if you could share this with your friends and family, and in doing so, helping me to raise awareness of this beautiful language. I feel sign language should be a compulsory subject in schools, as it is just as important as learning Spanish, French and German. So let's help achieve that! 😁 Thank you 😊 Nicholas Bieber Twitter: @nickbieber https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChgIoos70jvkhzQnGy1TSkw
  24. 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!
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