Elena Posted April 12, 2020 Report Share Posted April 12, 2020 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 More sharing options...
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