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  1. Hi my name is Sam and I am a Teaching Assistant in a local Primary SChool. I am currently at home working and thought I'd put the time to good use and learn BSL. Ive always been fascinated with sign language and there is no better time or opportunity to learn. I am hopeful of sharing this new language with friends, family and students in the future. Lovely to meet you all and share in this new found learning
  2. Hi! My name is Laura-Kate and I've just started the BSL course. I had tried to start it a couple of months ago but my health got in the way. I am going to set myself a little task each week of completing a unit a week and trying to get onto the fingerspelling leaderboard! I'm really looking forward to teaching myself sign language as I have always wanted to do it for years!
  3. Hi there everyone I was doing the BSL online course and was directed here. I thought I'd swing by the forum I work as a science teacher and I took part in a webinar for helping low ability learners access content we teach. One of the things that got me was some students simply don't know what some words mean and can't spell them. I took it upon myself to try and learn completely new form of language (I know bits and bobs on European languages) to put myself in the position of non-English speakers, low ability and dyslexic students, to go through what they experience I am really enjoying learning this and might incorporate it for learners that have selective muteness If anyone has other resources that have helped you learn BSL, then I would be grateful if you could share those with me Thanks for taking the time to read this James
  4. Hi! My name is George and I've been interested in learning sign language for quite some time but I could never find great sources that taught me everything in the same place so I only learned little bits here and there I'm really looking forward to continuing to learn!
  5. Hello everyone! Im PD, joining in this excellent looking site and forum. I’ve read a few intros from others and feel a little churlish doing one myself! I’m just someone who has always wanted to learn BSL but never taken that first step. So, with a little encouragement from my friend @Jeetus Maximus Sohpal here I am! I’ve never been great at languages, but BSL is something I’d like to learn so that maybe one day I could be of some help to someone from the Deaf or deaf community. I think it will be a LONG road for me😁, but I look forward to making some new friends here and in the real world! Cheers! P.
  6. Hello! My name is Alice, I live in Coventry and I'm 25 years old.
  7. Hi! I'm Gina and I live in Scotland. At work I have encountered some Deaf people and I have felt bad for not being able to communicate with them in their language so I finally took the decision of learning it. I find the course very interesting and I really enjoy it!
  8. Hey Folx! My name's Blake, He/Him, and I've just started properly learning BSL. I've known odd bits and pieces for a long time like finger spelling, basic introductions and random words since I'm an early years educator and have picked up pieces from children and parents. I've been looking for a local course to participate with for a while, but I have anxiety and a limited budget, so i'm now learning online and it seems to be going really well so far. I'm currently a Primary Teaching student; i'm hoping to learn in order to help the children/parents/carers I interact with as well as the D/deaf community (and myself whenever that anxiety hits).
  9. Hi my name is Danielle.
  10. Hi all, My name is Ilona and I am a trainee teacher trying to learn a new skill whilst in quarantine. Hope you are all well! Thanks, Ilona
  11. 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!
  12. 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 😃
  13. Hi guys I briefly began to learn BSL when I was about 12 or 13 and I have always been fascinated to learn more. 10 years later and I am learning BSL as a full-time hobby and, hopefully, I can find something (i.e. a career or voluntary work) where I can begin to use it in day-to-day life. I am really enjoying the course so far and look forward to completing my Level 1 this year.
  14. Hi my name is Ariane I am new to BSL. I live in Manchester I work in a nusery. I wanted to learn BSL for some time. So I can communicate with others and use sign with children to help and support them. Also I find it fascinating the way BSL is used. I look forward where this journey will take me and using BSL in my daily life when I am more confident
  15. Hi my name is Lexi, I've had an interest in sign language for a while but what really drove me to learn it was becoming a mum, I'm currently studying Introduction to British Sign Language online in hopes that I'll be able to learn to communicate with my baby as well as teaching him to sign too. I'm really enjoying my course at the moment and can't wait to learn more!
  16. Hello! I'm new here, I'm a student and 16, and really interested in learning! Any tips would be helpful, and here's hoping I can remember something for once!
  17. 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.
  18. Hello! I'm from Italy and now living in London. I've just started learning BSL. I decided to approach BSL for a simple reason actually, because in my new workplace some of my colleagues are deaf: I feel curious and I would like to communicate with them. Now that I've started learning more about how BSL is structured I'm discovering it to be such a fascinating way to communicate. Can someone tell me how long usually does it takes to be confident in signing? I really hope to be able to hold a proper conversation soon!
  19. 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
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