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  1. Hi, My name is Rachel and I am learning BSL with british-sign.co.uk I am able to hear and have hearing impaired family members. Although none of them use signing to communicate, they rely on hearing aids and lip reading. I would greatly appreciate any assistance whilst I am learning to sign to ensure I am communicating clearly and can't wait to have a conversation with you. I have always wanted to learn BSL and am here to make friends. Please excuse me in my pyjamas for my introductory video! I'm looking forward to meeting you.
  2. Hello! My name is Alice, I live in Coventry and I'm 25 years old.
  3. Hello I am just getting back into signing after a very long gap. Work and children were my priorities but this is something I have always wanted to learn to help with my work and communicating to people. Hope everyone is well and staying safe x
  4. Hello! I am a 72-year-old grandma of 4, my youngest granddaughter was born with a severe hearing loss. She manages very well with lipreading, but since she has started school last year has really been struggling. I thought if I learnt British sign language it might help me to support her, as well as being a useful skill. I have since found out she only knows a few words and letters, as do her parents! So I am looking for a little bit of practice with others, as I have to think hard before I sign anything! I will now attempt to post a video of greeting and would love it if someone would reply!
  5. Hi Everyone! My name is Abi, I'm a 24 year old Technical Fashion Designer that lives and works in London. I wanted to learn BSL to make the most out of lockdown. I'm hoping to turn a difficult situation into something productive and helpful! I have just completed assessment 3 and I am really enjoying it. I have been trying to look for a way to sign 'Fashion Designer' but I can't seem to find this. Does anybody know this sign? Or is it best to fingerspell in this instance? I am looking forward to learning more and getting to know you all!
  6. Hello everyone. My name is Isabelle, I'm 21 and I'm a psychology PhD researcher living in Birmingham though I'm originally from Ireland. I'm really looking forward to getting better at BSL. I have been meaning to learn a sign language for a long time as my mother is a paediatric occupational therapist and as a small child she taught me bits and pieces of ISL and makaton which she uses with some of her clients. It seemed really cool to me that people who couldn't hear or speak oral/aural languages had developed a system to communicate anyway. As a child it seemed like a super cool secret code, and as I grew older it seemed like a great way to gain some insight into the experiences and culture of Deaf people in my community and around the world. I'd always had a really easy time picking up new languages so I thought it would be easy to learn sign language. I found that it was a lot harder and more complicated than I had thought, probably because I didn't realise that ASL/ISL/BSL/etc. were all completely different languages with their own vocabulary and rules. So I gave up and didn't think about it again for a long time. Recently though I started watching a YouTuber called Jessica Kellgren‐Fozard who does lots of history and vintage fashion videos etc. and also happens to be deaf. She made a video about how SSE, which she uses, differs from BSL, and spoke about Deaf culture and the history of sign language etc. and I found it really fascinating. I ended up doing a lot of research and reading about the development and history of sign languages and deaf communities around the world and I decided now was a good time to try learning to sign again ‐ after all it's not like I don't have plenty of time now we're all locked in our houses. Since I've decided to stay in the UK once I finally finish my studies, I decided it would be better to learn BSL instead as I'm unlikely to meet many people who use ISL here. I don't have any deaf or hard‐of‐hearing people in my life at the moment but I'm hoping that I can continue learning and practicing my BSL so that in the event I do meet someone who uses it I can communicate with them and maybe make some new friends. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all 😃
  7. Alana

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    Hello, I've wanted to learn BSL since attending a lecture about art therapy and deafness. Made me really think about how many people use sign language as their primary form of communication and how many people have no understanding of it all! The horrible situation going on in the world has, at least, blessed me (and lots of others it seems) with the time to learn some valuable skills.
  8. Hello, my name is Helen and I have become progressively more hard of hearing since I was 42 (I'm now 61). I wear aids in both ears and am aware that I may become profoundly deaf, so I have begun to learn BSL. I am an instrumental tutor so this raises some challenges but I teach one-to-one so can manage quite well at present. I am just completing a five week introduction to BSL with my daughter - which is great because we can practice together! Mainly I become frustrated with my inability to absorb new signs as fast as I would like...but I expect that applies to most people. By co-incidence I have a deaf from birth dog who I have taught various signs and he responds very well! Just wanted to ask whether anyone here who is doing BSL has found a club locally where they have gone to make friends and practise signing - it seems to be a recommendation for doing Level 1.
  9. Hello, Last year I enjoyed the online course for BSL and since have continued to be fascinated by this beautiful language. At the moment I'm watching Youtube videos of pop songs being signed, to increase my vocabulary - it's a lot of fun! I'm trying to learn "Can't Stop The Feeling" but it is very fast and I'm literally getting my fingers in a twist! I have disabilities myself, though none to do with hearing loss, and therefore understand somewhat of what it is to be one of the worlds minorities. (Though it is hard to compare this to the uniqueness of Deaf culture.) As well as enjoying signing, I want to learn about customs, correct phrases etc, so please correct me if I write anything wrong. Thanks, Ellen *waves*
  10. Saying a big hello to all. What a great site . Just finding my way round on here. I am learning BSL started last october. Really enjoying it!! Living in the midlands.
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