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Yasmin, and I'm a Singaporean studying in London. 

I've always had an interest in sign language and was teaching myself ASL previously. But when I met my partner in the UK, I decided to pick up BSL instead in order to equip myself with more varied methods of communicating with him, since he is Deaf himself. He doesn't use BSL often, preferring to lip read, but I still find it tricky to communicate with him when he doesn't have his coclear implant in, especially in the mornings when we've just woken up. Through the course I hope to get a better understanding of the Deaf experience, and to be able to communicate better with my partner and his Deaf friends too. 

Happy studying y'all x

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