Deaf history: one-day course

Course Dates: 21/09/19
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Find out about the history of Deaf people in Britain and the development of British Sign Language. This fascinating course is taught in BSL, with a BSL-English interpreter available.


What is the course about?

You will find out about the general history of deaf people in Britain.

What will we cover?

- the history of BSL and the manual alphabet in Britain
- the history of deaf education in Britain.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- describe the evolution of the manual alphabet
- describe the evolution of BSL.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is taught in BSL and so you will need at least level 2 skills in order to follow the teaching.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- demonstration
- discussion
- pair / group work
- question and answer.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You are advised to bring a folder, paper and pens for taking notes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Our courses Deaf history 1 and 2 cover this subject in more detail. We also have a range of post-level 2 BSL courses, up to level 6.

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


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

I had Peter Brown for this course. His knowledge is extensive and his interest infectious. I enjoyed this class so much I bought several books on Deaf History. It was also very, very useful when I had to do a BSL Level 3 presentation. This was a day very well spent.
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Review by CharlesG / (Posted on 24/05/2017)
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Course Code: QH001

Please choose a course date 

Sat, day, 21 Sep - 21 Sep '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £89.00
Senior fee: £89.00
Concession: £89.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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or call 020 7492 2725

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online . You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.