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Hello from Esther in Wiltshire

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Hi,

My name is Esther and I studied Level 1 in Bristol earlier this year and started Level 2 in Bath in September.

I first learnt a little bit of BSL when I was about 9 or 10 - I found the BSL alphabet in the back of a dictionary and taught myself and then my brother so we could talk without my parents knowing what we were saying :D. I have been fascinated ever since and have learnt odd signs here and there from people or the internet.

When my son was little I taught him the alphabet and together we learnt a few useful words (Toilet, so he didn't have to yell out where he was going) and some useful shopping words such as Milk, Cheese and bread

I love learning BSL but do struggle with Receptive skills so always on the look out for recommendations re resources, websites, videos, clips etc.

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