Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'bsl'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Welcome
    • Introduce Yourself
    • Using this website
  • Learning British Sign Language
    • Why are you learning BSL?
    • What is the BSL sign for:
    • Songs, Stories, Poems, & Nursery Rhymes
    • BSL Practice Zone
    • Courses & Evening Classes
    • BSL in Schools
  • General Discussion
    • Job Vacancies
    • Baby Sign Language, Signalong, Makaton
    • Current Events & News
    • Other

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


About Me


First Name


Last Name


User Url

  1. Hello, I'm enjoying the BSL introduction course heaps. I wish more hearing people learned sign language so we could communicate more readily in different spaces using BSL (or another sign language). It'd be such a nudge to encouraging inclusivity of the Deaf community. I'm learning because I've always wanted to and stumbled across the free course online but see such potential in BSL for people like me who experience sensory overwhelm from sounds and people due to other invisible disabilities. Good luck everyone that's learning and hi to all.
  2. 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
  3. HEY! Im hosting an event we all can enter. This event is only due to covid so all i want you to do is, below here. On the exact date. TEST EACHOTHER! This is for anyone who wants some help without paying online and just to say hi to the people in the community. If for some reason you cant comment under this go to my last introducuary post and comment under there. There will be a chance for people to ask questions if needed like"whats my BSL name" and things like that. This is just so, like ive stated, we can get to know our community more. Tell them were you live, what's your name, why you started BSL and just Have a nice chat. I hope you enjoy this event thanks!
  4. Hello everyone, I am new to this community. I would like to invite you all to a new event run by Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Forth Valley Sensory Centre. Please also share this with any friends, family, colleagues or networks this may be of interest to. At this special session, you can get to know the Sensory Centre and how your organisation/business can be more supportive of people who use BSL through Sensory Awareness Training, as well as what opportunities are available for your business to support the valuable work FVSC do in our local communities. Their free, informal conversational BSL classes are open to people of all ages who want to learn how to communicate by using this unique, exciting language. We would love to see you along at our session and you are guaranteed to learn something a bit different. Event details: Friday 3rd February 09.00 - 10.30 Scion House, Stirling University Innovation Park, FK9 4NF Free event. Fully accessible building, cafe & parking on site. Many thanks for taking the time to read my post!
  5. Hi, my name is Ivy! I am learning British Sign Language as part of my silver Duke Of Edinburgh award, as well as to better communicate with those with hearing or speech impairments that mean they communicate with sign language. This course is really helpful for that as it provides all the information in an organised and informative way.
  6. until
    This British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 course is suitable for anyone interested in learning BSL. You can learn BSL to connect with more people, enhance your professional opportunities, or broaden your social horizon. Whether you’re a beginner or have some knowledge about BSL, you can take this course without any worries. Course Information This 20 week course is designed to teach you how to communicate with deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. You will gain the basic skills and confidence in production and reception of British Sign Language. This qualification runs for 20 weeks and is assessed through conversations in British Sign Language and a practical assessment of skills. Who is this course for? This course is aimed at learners that wish to learn new communication skills ad a whole new language. This British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 course will teach you the skills to help people with complex communication disabilities. Along with learning to sign alphabets and numbers, this course will prepare you to communicate effectively in sign language. Support worker for deaf learners Sign language interpreter Communication Support Worker Social worker for the deaf Benefits / Skills Fingerspelling, Numbers, Colours, Introductions, Family/Relationships, Time, Money, Days, Months, & Seasons, Food & Drink, Conversation Assessment Types This qualification runs for 20 weeks and is assessed through conversations in British Sign Language and a practical assessment of skills Entry Requirements Aged 19+ Career Progression Support worker for deaf learners Sign language interpreter Communication Support Worker Social worker for the deaf
  7. Hi everyone, I'm hoping someone here can help me. I have written a play, a solo show, and there are a couple of sections in which I will be signing BSL. I completed a certifying basic BSL course, so I can sign, but these concepts are quite subtle and tricky (mainly about spirituality and religion, or certain specific actions such as 'stumbling'). I know some of them, found others online, but I still don't have all of them so I'm wondering whether anyone can send me in the right direction? A BSL consultant/coach would be ideal here because I also want to make sure I do all the signs right, after I learn what they are. But in the meantime, if everyone has any pointers for me, I'd be super grateful. Either showing me the signs for this section, or advising who to contact. It's only 250 words (not all of them to be signed), about half a page. Here's the text below. Thanks so much in advance! Alexander ----------------- NOTE: Only the parts in italic are signed (and spoken), the rest is spoken only and is given here for context purposes. SCENE 3 Sorry, sir, I can't hear you. (…) A feeling. That’s how you described it, wasn’t it? I said, how do you live your spirituality if you can’t recite the Qur’an? It’s a feeling, you signed. It can happen at any time, any moment. I could be on the bus, or cooking. Or talking to you. And I just know, and I am grateful. (Awkward) I don’t get it, I said. I also get a feeling, sure, it’s my Faith that God is there, He’s everywhere, but -- learning the Scriptures, studying them, reciting them brings me closer to God. Makes me feel right, inside. That’s the best we can hope for in our earthly life, is it not? Sure, you replied, simply. So how can you... (A beat) I’m sorry. I’m not trying to make you feel inadequate, I just -- You just want to know what it’s like to be me. It’s okay. I understand. But you can’t. Only I can be me. You can only be you. And we can only do our best, until we’re living the life God has given us. (A little annoyed) Yes, obviously, but — SCENE 7 It was a baby, officer. I turned around, from the distance, and saw him getting near, stumbling towards the backpack. (Laughs) Little baby explorer. He wanted to check it out, play with it. “It's not a toy!”, I shouted. Back when I could shout. Speak, even. (…) Please, officer... Will you save me? (…) (To the baby brother, smiling) Hey, how are you? (…) I love you. Let’s go. ----------------
  8. My name is Katie and I have just completed the BSL introductory course. I have done this course as part of my Duke of Edinburgh bronze award, which I am hoping will help me regarding employment and with my general skills in the future.
  9. I am learning BSL as part of my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. I am doing an introductory course on the British Sign Language website which I would strongly recommend to anyone, especially people doing DofE. It was very easy to find and start the course - it was one of the suggested skills (3 month) courses on the DofE website for the Bronze award. It cost £25 to enroll, but the experience I have had learning BSL on there was worth the money. I enjoy learning languages, and BSL has really interested me. Now I feel more confident around people to read the body and sign language.
  10. I experienced a really heavy non-verbal day some months ago now, and as part of learning to be more comfortable within my own symptoms I decided to learn BSL to help support me during those kind of days. I've been sharing & practicing what I've learnt so far with my partner & our housemates too
  11. Because I have friends that are deaf
  12. Hey BSL Forum! We at Otermans Institute are currently developing a process to support students with hearing impairments when over 7 million people in the UK alone suffer from severe hearing disabilities. This is done by building an AI model that aims to provide close to real-time translation of educational content in British Sign Language. We are urgently looking for individuals who know British sign language to support us with this. The role is varied and up to individual volunteer’s strengths and interests. However, the core support task includes actively working on deciphering sign language and data collection to support this AI model. This is a voluntary role and each ‘Sign Language Champion’ who completes working with us will receive support with paid training. Requirements: Knowledge of British Sign Language (Level 3 or higher) For more information, visit here Contact: [email protected] If you fulfil the requirements, please contact us or if know anyone who can contribute, please do share this with them. It would be of great help for the technology to expand and to help the community.
  13. At university I studied Fine Art, and my practice was primarily centered around notions of the body. In particular, the importance of touch and physical communication fascinated me. I believe this is why studying BSL recently has felt such a joy for me; something directly in keeping with the concepts I was excited to explore during my degree. Since graduating, I started my first full-time job in September as a Learning Support Assistant in a local secondary school's Hearing Impaired Resource Base. I can safely say that I have loved working with the students so far, as well as among colleagues whose communication skills I admire such as ToDs and interpreters. Thanks to this job and the influence of those I work with, I've gained a newfound enthusiasm to really practice my BSL (and hopefully, one day, become proficient at it!). ☺️ ~ Amy
  14. Hey everyone 😊 My name's Amy and I live in London. Here's a video of me briefly introducing myself in the small amount of BSL that I know! Looking forward to getting to know others 👋
  15. I'm learning BSL for my Duke of Edinburgh's Award. I have chosen to complete an Introducing British Sign Language course as part of my Skills section. Currently, I am in school and completing my Bronze award. I decided to learn the basics of sign language so I could understand simple phrases and know how to start a small conversation. I am hoping to be able to try out signing in the near future- as practicing with someone who knows BSL would definitely help me improve. 😀
  16. Hello How are you? I am good! My name is Lee-Ann I am 29 years old I live in England, London I work as a Teaching Assistant Thank you Bye
  17. Hi, My name is Lee-Ann. I have decided to learn BSL because I am a teaching assistant and being in education, I feel this may be beneficial going forward. Should the need arise, it is handy to have the skills to communicate where necessary with BSL. I am enjoying the journey so far and look forward to taking it a lot further. Thank you so much!
  18. Hey yall! Im new to learning BSL properly as i have only being doing them online on youtube. I am ready to learn my heart out and i love the community here. I dont have any ear troubles of my own but i thought it would be nice to learn BSL for anyone who is. I am not new however to medical stuff as i have 2 conditions, Loyiz detez syndrome or LDS and Scoliosis as some will know more about. I know how tuff it is to find someone who understands what im going through and i want to be the person that understands what deaf people are going through. I have already done Level 1 and im ready to take it to the next level. Thanks for listening to my story. Bye xxx
  19. Hi, I'm a student from the Netherlands. I am writing an essay on sign lanugages, one of them being BSL. I have a few questions for people that know a sign language and I would really appreciate it if you could answer them! I don't know a whole lot about deaf culture and sign languages, so please let me know if you find any of these questions inappropriate. For deaf or mute people: Do you sometimes struggle to communicate with people that don’t know sign language? How do you ususally overcome this? For anyone that knows sign: How extensive is the vocabulary in a sign language compared to a spoken language? Are there signs that you find hard? Do you often encounter signs that you don’t know? Do you often experience that you use different signs than other people that use the same sign language? How much would you say your sign language depends on mouth movement and body language? Was it hard for you to learn sign language? / Was it hard for you to learn a spoken language? What are, according to you, the major differences between spoken languages and sign languages? Do you use sayings in sign language, if so, are they the same as in spoken language, or are they specific to sign language? What’s your favourite part about deaf culture? Have you ever tried to communicate with another signing person that doesn’t know the same sign language? If so, what sign language and how did it go? Thank you in advance!
  20. Hi, I'm a student from the Netherlands. I am writing an essay on sign lanugages, one of them being BSL. I have a few questions for people that know a sign language and I would really appreciate it if you could answer them! I don't know a whole lot about deaf culture and sign languages, so please let me know if you find any of these questions inappropriate. For deaf or mute people: Do you sometimes struggle to communicate with people that don’t know sign language? How do you ususally overcome this? For anyone that knows sign: How extensive is the vocabulary in a sign language compared to a spoken language? Are there signs that you find hard? Do you often encounter signs that you don’t know? Do you often experience that you use different signs than other people that use the same sign language? How much would you say your sign language depends on mouth movement and body language? Was it hard for you to learn sign language? / Was it hard for you to learn a spoken language? What are, according to you, the major differences between spoken languages and sign languages? Do you use sayings in sign language, if so, are they the same as in spoken language, or are they specific to sign language? What’s your favourite part about deaf culture? Have you ever tried to communicate with another signing person that doesn’t know the same sign language? If so, what sign language and how did it go? Thank you in advance!
  21. Hello!! My name is Steffani, I am 26 and in Lancashire. I've just started learning BSL and would love to try and get to know people with similar interests so we can be BSL friends I listen to K-pop, I am a veterinary nurse and a pet blood bank donor assistant (starting this weekend eeekk!!) Total nerd, love binge watching tv shows. I have a Dalmatian and a cat! Hopefully I will hear some people soon x
  22. Hello my name is Alexander! I am 16 years old and I am learning sign language because I want to work with children with disabilities when I am older. I have had a lot of work experience from volunteering at my school SSE. I’ve wanted to learn sign language so I can communicate better with the children I may work with in the future or in the present.
  23. Hey Everyone, I'm excited to be writing my wee story for you all! I have started learning BSL after being introduced to the deaf community through my new job. I work for a company who provides VRS and VRI services. So far learning BSL has given me a broader insight into all aspects of BSL and has really benefitted me, in particular learning to acknowledge my deaf colleagues and how they like to communicate with those in the hearing community. I hope that after I complete the BSL course I will be able to use BSL well and have more connecting communications with my colleagues and others in the deaf community. I look forward to reading all your introductions on SLF! Thanks SharonDavie
  24. Hi guys, I have recently started learning BSL - extremely beginner!! I am wondering when signing and talking at the same time do I say what I sign or say the sentence. For instance, when singing “name your what” do I say ‘name your what’ or ‘what’s your name’ Hopefully this makes sense!!
  25. Hello everyone I am shannen I am 24 years old I am Irish but I am living in scotland , I have been learning BSL for a little bit now I am a support worker for people with disabilities I have worked in summer camps in America where I first started to see people use ASL I have recently set up my You tube and Instagram page : signalongwithshannen I sign along to pop songs at the moment I am in the care sector and someone i look after uses bits of BSL but I have always had an interest for learning how to sign so that it can be used day to day what I am learning throughout the course I am teaching and helping the people i support and also the staff that I work with .
×
×
  • Create New...