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Hello, 

Sorry if this isn't about a specific sign.  I just wanted to know what region the British-Sign course was based on?  I live in the west midlands, and wondered if signs are the same or very different for each region?  I leant numbers when I was 14 (many moons ago now) in Shropshire.  When I learned the numbers on this course they were not what I was used to from before.  I then watched the two sisters on YouTube today (giving free lessons to children) and they used the number signs that I knew before. 

Any Advice would be greatly appreciated, as it's confusing t a newbie signer :0)  

Huge thanks

Laurie-Anne

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BSL has accents like any other language so you may not even be taught or learn from your area you might use say a manchester accent or london depending on where your teacher is from. You yourself with have your own take on the signs you learn and will do them differently to someone else so I wouldn't worry too much about regional signs if you are just learning. I would just do the basics and see how you get on.

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