I am a primary school teacher and last year I had a child start in my class who was deaf and starting on his BSL journey. My TA and I signed up over 30 people in our school to learn BSL to support him, his brother and any future children attending our school.
I am fairly new to BSL, although I have known the alphabet for almost my whole life. I have always wanted to learn to sign for conversation and communication but have never got around to it. It's a hot topic, quite rightly, at the moment and an interaction (me alphabetically spelling out a directive to a BSL using customer in my job today) have spurred me on to do it. So here I am! i look forward to reading your comments and being a part of this community.
Hi Claudette, I have also recently started learning BSL online. Having to go over and over the signs and "grammar" but it is slowly sinking in. Like you, I don't have anyone to practice with and when ever I have looked at the Chat Room there never seems to be anyone there (I am not sure I know how the system works to be honest). I would be game to try meeting virtually to practice.
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