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Hello, my name is Ken. I am a driving Instructor who is hard of hearing. I have started to learn sign language so that I can offer lessons to the deaf community as well as hearing. I also work as a volunteer on a heritage railway and we do get deaf people ride the trains, so it would be good to be able to tell them about the history and sights they can see from the train. So I have a long way to go to achieve that, but I have made a start. 

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Hi ken

I am on here a lot if you ever want a chat for practice what level are you studying at the moment I have just completed my level 102 awaiting results so really new my self but need practice

ve

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Hi Ve, just completed the introductory course online. Just moving onto level 1. Still trying to get the hang of things.

 

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Hi Ken

wicked i have just completed level 102 exam awaiting results and still trying to get the hang of it if you would like to practice i usualy in the rooms or email me good luck for level 1

 

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Hi 

I passed my Level 1 when I was 16/17 (now 36) I can only remember bits but I really would like to continue with higher Levels. Is there a refresher course I could do then carry on to Level 2 or would I need to retake Level 1 again? Thank you for any advice.

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hi ken

 

on the first page where it saids veideo chat and look to see if any one in the rooms if so join them i am always in there or tell me a day or night and we can try and meet in there i have a few people on sundays that meet on here sometimes due to work commitments ect so let me know

claire you could do a refresher course to get you back into things but dont you think your pick it up if you get some practice on here.

 

ve

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Hi Ken, what heritage railway would that be then? .. Also glad to see your looking to expand your driving tuition to cater for the deaf community, I guess that will bring in a bit more custom for you and also make a few new friends along the way ..  

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