What is the course about?
In this course, you will learn to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) at beginner level on a range of topics using simple, everyday language.
What will we cover?
You will learn BSL communication skills at beginner level relating to the following topic areas:
- Induction, Fingerspelling & Meeting people
- Using Numbers
- Transport / Directions
- People / Animals
- Food & Drink.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- understand and use a basic range of simple words in BSL
- take part in simple conversations in BSL
- give and understand simple descriptions in BSL.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will need to have basic literacy skills as you will be asked to write some self-evaluations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- pair/group work
- question and answers.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
DVDs and books are in the library at Build
'BSL for Dummies' books can be purchased at a special price, subject to availability.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
After completing this course, you can enrol on a Level 1 in BSL course.
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