What is the course about?
This workshop is a great opportunity to further your knowledge of specific BSL principles to help your understanding and to improve your signing skills.
What will we cover?
- Handshapes, location, orientation and movement in signs
- NMFs (non manual features) – facial expressions
- Different types and uses of verbs
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Have a better and clearer understanding of signing principles.
- Demonstrate an improvement in productive and receptive signing skills.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is designed for those who are currently on a level 1 or 2 BSL course.
You will need to have basic literacy as you will be asked to read simple explanations and instructions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- Teacher explanation
- Classroom discussion
- Pairwork practice.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Video resources and books are available for loan from the Build library.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
To continue your learning of BSL, there are a number of workshops aimed at developing your knowledge and skills, such as ‘BSL intensive fingerspelling practice’ and ‘BSL roleshift / referent practice’.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details