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Hello everyone! 

 

I have just joined this forum as I am studying BSL Level 3. Long story short, I skipped level 2 as my conversational and receptive skills were deemed good enough by the teacher (which is great!). However, I am struggling with the theory side of things with this course. The feedback from my last presentation was that there was no BSL order to it, it was all English. Big issue! 

 

So, I am wondering if anyone could give me a clue on how to structure the below just to get me started. Also, where is a good resource for speed learning BSL order? 

 

Many thanks and a Good riddance to this year! :) 

 

Amy 

 

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  • Oralism is a teaching method that focuses on lip reading, mimicking mouth shapes, and practicing certain breathing methods and vocal exercises

 

  • The term Oralism can be ascribed to Samuel Heinicke. He used Touch and Taste to produce certain sounds. He used vinegar and salt to develop the sounds too. Not sure how. No information on it. "

 

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Hey there,

You need some linguistics. Try this: http://www.bslqed.com/Linguistic_notes-i-169.html

Search on Youtube there are a few youtubers who do basic BSL grammar. Make sure they are Deaf and not a hearing person with L2. BSL with Mel is fairly sound - you will find it basic but she is really clear. She has a few videos I think on word order.

There are linguistics packages from websites like Sign World.

There is a standard text book which is what you would have to learn to do L4 (and old L3). It can be hard going but it will answer all your questions. It's by Rachel Sutton Spence and although it is old it is still all applicable.
Watch lots of BSL Zone and other programmes that use BSL both formally and informally. That way you start to shift your internal gear from English word order to BSL word order. If you're hanging with Deaf people (you probably are if your receptive skills are that good) then encourage them to correct your word order... when they notice.

If you have Signworld I find it useful to watch the video, write down the sign order then memorise that phrase in signs - especially if the word order is surprising. The grammar notes on Signworld are also good - there are just too few of them...

I mean, I'm riffing here, I'm still trying to nail it myself. Basically I am trying to drop thinking in English and think "in pictures". I reckon that's the main skill L3 is about.

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