What is the course about?
This is a course for students who passed level 1 in BSL but who are not quite ready to do level 2 in BSL. This course is not accredited, However, you will get an attendance certificate at the end of the course.
What will we cover?
You will practice productive, receptive and conversation skills in BSL at pre-level 2 standard, use a wide range of vocabulary related to everyday life. Topics will include:
Meeting and describing people
Hobbies and interests
Eating and drinking
Attitudes and opinions
Shopping and spending
Clothes and colour.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Demonstrate signing skills in BSL structure at pre-Level 2 by:
- showing a wide range of vocabulary
- using correct and clear hand shapes
- using suitable facial expressions with signs
- conducting a conversation with a deaf person
- showing turn-taking and asking for clarification
- telling a short story.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will need to have basic Literacy as you will be asked to write some self-evaluations and read topics and instruction.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- pair/group work
- questions and answers
- receptive skills from DVDs
- role play.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
DVDs and books are in the library at Build.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If you are successful this course, you can progress to a Level 2 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