Introduction to British Sign Language
To enable learners to use British Sign Language (BSL) to sign simple statements, expressions and questions in common situations. To enable learners to understand simple signed messages or questions and to be able to formulate brief responses using BSL.
What will I study?
A relaxed, informal course for beginners. The course will cover the basics of British Sign Language within the context of various topic areas. These could include general information, travel, accommodation, food and drink, shopping, services and emergencies. The course will introduce the relevant signs that cover basic words and phrases you may find useful when conversing with someone with a hearing impairment.
How will I be assessed?
This is a non accredited course with no exam at the end but the tutor will monitor progress and give feedback.
How will the course be delivered?
A relaxed, informal course for beginners which will provide the basic language skills required to communicate with persons with hearing impairments who use BSL as a means of communication.
No previous experience is required.
Other language courses. Progression routes may be discussed with your course tutor. For further advice and guidance please contact the College Guidance Officers.
The tutor will want to find out as much as possible about why you want to learn and what you already know in order to plan a suitable programme. The content of the course will be discussed and you will be given further details about course materials and other learning resources. Any relevant paperwork will be discussed and completed at this session. Please bring a notebook and pen.
For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.