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Hello, my name is Caoimhe. I'm 17 years old, so I'm in year 12 of secondary school. I currently live in Spain (from the UK) and I've always struggled with languages, but i recently found out I have dyslexia which is the reason I've always struggled with the reading and writing side of learning, which is why I've taken this opportunity to learn BSL, a visual language. I am throughly enjoying my coarse and seem to be picking it up quite quickly. It is really enjoyable for me to learn because it gives me the opportunity to learn something new without having to worry about reading or memorising words. I think it is a brilliant skill to have, opening many doors and presents new opportunities. I do believe that more people should be encouraged to learn BSL as there is no reason why we can't all take the opportunity to learn a valuable skill and be able to communicate with everyone, no matter the circumstances. Currently in not using BSL however next year when I move back to the UK for university I am hoping to get some practice whenever the time presents itself. So far Im really glad with my choice to take this opportunity and the course I'm on is brilliant xx

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