My name is Katie and I've just started learning BSL! My mum is a pre-school teacher so she has some knowledge of BSL and has taught me a little, but I wanted to learn some more on my own as well!
I would love to join this practice group as well, if you still have room for one more person.
Unfortunately, I can't email you, as your email address won't become visible to me. Could you email me? My email address is [email protected]
My name is Jochem, and I'm Dutch. I have a British friend, who really benefits from BSL. So, I started to learn British Sign Language. Being fluent in Dutch Sign Language (DSL, or NGT in Dutch) it is both easier and harder to learn BSL. Easier, because my hands, my eyes and my brain are already used to a visual language. And harder, because sometimes I mix both sign languages. I assume after some practice I will most likely end up signing BSL the way I am speaking English: you will
I love languages and work in Diversity and Inclusion work for an LGBT charity, and so wanted to combine my love of languages with being inclusive, which led me to sign language. I hope that I will be able to learn to sign clearly and well and that this skill will aid me in learning how to create inclusive spaces for Deaf and signing people.