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Hi all,

 

My name is Rachel and I am 49 years old. I am currently waiting to start a face to face course in sign language, as the job I do we get quite a few none hearing people who need our help and even if I can help them in a small way, this would mean so much. So whilst I am waiting to enrol on my course, I decided to enrol on this one, top give me a better understanding of BSL and it's importance.

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I am a coda now in my 80s and live in Melbourne Australia. Learning a new language is reputedly beneficial as we age, for brain and heart. Dictating this note, and I will copy and paste into the BSL app.

I grew up with the equivalent of BSL, but have not used it for least 65 years. I am still very proficient with finger spelling, and practising or using it in a game environment would be an excellent test.

I would like to participate in the BSL fingerspelling game, but unfortunately it does not seem to register for me. I input my name, PeterA and then proceed with the test. I think that my score must be at least 60 for two minutes but it does not record a score stop it may be that it requires registration, but I cannot see where to register my name and personal details.

In my experience, so far as signing is concerned, unless the learner has almost daily access to a signing person for practice then it will be extremely difficult to become proficient or fluent, if at all. 

PeterA

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