New to BSL. want to do level 1 but missed the sign up so waiting for next round of admissions. Doing the BLS intro stuff online at the moment to learn basics.
Here to meet people, get to know folks and learn
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Hi! I’m Emily, I was a CoDa (child of deaf adult) between ages of 5 and 12 as we used BSL at home to communicate with my stepdad who was deaf.
I recently watched a show with a deaf actress in who used ASL and it reminded me that I know quite a lot of basic BSL but I want to brush up on my skills so I can effectively communicate with any BSL users I come across! It’s also a fun hobby ☺️
im Emily! I used BSL as a child as i had a stepparent who was deaf and we used BSL at home to communicate.
I am now hoping to refresh my knowledge and gain more skills so I can communicate with the local deaf community and anyone I come across who uses BSL. It’s also a fun hobby for me!
Looking for practice partners too!
Hi I'm Rhea !!
I'm a linguist studying Japanese and Translation at university and I speak Welsh, English, Japanese and a bit of Makaton and I hope to add BSL to the list as well! I work part time as a support worker for vulnerable people with learning disabilities where I have to know Makaton in order to communicate better which got me interested in learning BSL. As I'm studying to be a translator I would love to be able to interpret BSL! Additionally, I think BSL should be mandatory part o
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Hi my name is rich , semi retired taxi driver , after years of working with the disabled , to and from home to centre , hospitals . clinics etc , have decided to learn to sign , to enable me to communicate to the passenger if only in a small way . When i have fully retired I hope to become a freelance interpreter
I recently had a health scare due to some hearing loss, which even medical professionals are unsure why I have. I decided after this that I would learn BSL (something I have wanted to do for years but never got round to doing) because of this, but also because everyone has a right to be 'heard'. I find it disappointing that schools do not teach BSL, as there are many people who use it as their only language, and it is disheartening to know that not everyone can understand them. I am unsure how b