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Just a quick hello.  I'm Jackie and am currently studying BSL Level 1 which if I'm honest I'm struggling a bit with receptive skills.  Hoping this might help me :)  Thanks for reading and have a nice day :)

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Hi Jackie..  DOnt give up.... jusr keep practicing  you will get there.. 

Ive been running  a voluntary group for 20 years  now Constituted  for  15 years. ... www.practicemakesperfect.org.uk  if you go to it  and then join   my facebook  page via  the Facebook logo.. I will send you video clips  that you need.. there are  lots of FREE  apps for mobile phones  etc  ,  websites  for   BSL dictionaries,  etc  I have  my own dvd is  you wish to buy it  ...details on  the website under  products.. The secret of  becoming  a good sign  is  keep practicing  every possible  minute..   especially  your  vowels and alphabet  as that  is  the foundation  for y ou to be able to communicate..  then learning signs   as often as possible. If you have a local Deaf  centre   please try to attend   and  maybe    there will be someone  to support  you..  Best  wishes.. maureen   

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