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David67

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Hello all. 

I'm hearing but I'm learning this because I've wanted to do it for years. I'm retired but have a part-time job in a shop and have two regular deaf customers who help me with learning bits and pieces.

I've just completed level 9 of this course and really need to get some practice in.

Can I ask, whilst communicating with others at this level, should I be using SSE or BSL. My friends/customers seem to use SSE whilst talking to me, but BSL when talking to each other.

SSE is much easier to understand I find.....What would you suggest please.

Thanking you.

David67

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Hello.

Thank you for your reply. Yes, it does make sense to use BSL for the reason you said. I was just thinking for day to day occasional use and trying to remember both ways.  

I think I'll also ask my two friends what they think and go from there.

Thanks again.

David.

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On 30/03/2023 at 11:47, David67 said:

Hello all. 

I'm hearing but I'm learning this because I've wanted to do it for years. I'm retired but have a part-time job in a shop and have two regular deaf customers who help me with learning bits and pieces.

I've just completed level 9 of this course and really need to get some practice in.

Can I ask, whilst communicating with others at this level, should I be using SSE or BSL. My friends/customers seem to use SSE whilst talking to me, but BSL when talking to each other.

SSE is much easier to understand I find.....What would you suggest please.

Thanking you.

David67

what is sse?

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