Jump to content



Recommended Posts

Hi everyone, my name is Elena, an Italian linving in the UK since 1992. Wow that sounds like a long time!

I'm 46 and have been interested in languages ever since I can remember. I speak Italian, French and English fluently, and have a smattering of other languages. I consider it a personal fault if I am not able to communicate with someone...

I don't have any regular contact with anyone who is Deaf or hard of hearing, but have had incidents throughout my life, which have kept my curiosity alive.

I also know a few families with one or more members who have a learning disability and use some Makaton to help them communicate.  It was interesting to learn that Makaton is derived from BSL.

I have a couple of friends who are learning BSL as a hobby, my daughter and I also have great fun trying to sign along with YouTube songs, and trying to learn some words that way.

I have been wanting to learn BSL properly for a while, and I've finally taken the plunge - so here I am

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Latest Posts

    • Hi, I’m Artio. I learned finger spelling when I was very little. I love languages - I enjoy learning foreign languages, computer coding, and I’ve been wanting to learn BSL for a long time but struggled to find and pay for resources. I work full time as a data analyst. I study part time towards a Natural Sciences degree with an emphasis on Biology and Chemistry. I’m autistic and have ADHD.  I’d love to be able to talk without using sound. Speaking out loud feels like a lot m
    • Hello folks,  Just joined this community here. I am a new Level 1 BSL learner.  Wanting to expose myself to as much new info and people as possible to help the learning process. Bye for now    
    • Hi, I'm Emma, currently learning BSL as some of my patients are deaf and would like to be able to at least communicate a little with them 
    • Wanted to BSL as I am deaf and a hearing aid user myself. pretty much all my family members are deaf wear hearing aids. Genetics ayeeee. i just pick it up so easily as i am a visual learner so it's perfect as I don't do well with spoken language.
    • Hi  if I posted my BSL practice topic conversation would anyone be able to give me some feedback please? …..
    • Hello I did deaf studies about 10 years ago and needed to recap it to use with a pupil at our school.
    • Hi,  I did BSL Level 1 11 years ago. I have always wanted to do BSL level 2 but it is very expensive. I love to arrange a video chat sometime to practice. 
    • hi all,  New to this forum deaf adult with speech (high tone loss). learning BSL started yestertday so looking to make new friends on here if possible?  
  • Fingerspelling Scoreboard

    (top 10 - past 24hrs)

  • Fingerspelling Animation Maker

  • Create New...