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British Sign Language - Beginners

Birmingham Adult Education Service
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20 hours
120 GBP
Part time
Professional Training
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Birmingham
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120 GBP
Online courses
Online delivery option may be available - Please contact provider. 
120 GBP

Course description

This course will enable students to understand and use simple phrases, and exchange information in familiar situations, using BSL. You will be able to: Understand and communicate in simple BSL when meeting familiar and unfamiliar people; Address, greet and take leave of another BSL user; To fingerspell for names of people and places and recognise others’ fingerspelling; Use strategies for asking for clarification; Ask and respond to simple questions; Know basic numbers system for telling the time, age, money and dates; Ask for and give relevant personal information about self or others; Describe different ways of travelling; Ask for directions, giving and describing simple directions in places or buildings; Commenting on the weather. Please note that the above topics and language functions may vary according to the needs of the learners. Examples of topics which may be explored include: personal information, family, hobbies and interests, work and study, holidays, calendar information, transport, food & drink, public services and the weather.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills can help you learn BSL. (We can give you advice & information about how you can improve these skills). BSL competence standards include requirements for candidates to have sufficient sight, manual dexterity, facial and body movement to produce and receive BSL. Part 1: This course is for complete beginners (with no prior knowledge of the language). Part 2: For learners who have completed Beginners Part 1 or for those who have studied BSL for up to 10 hours.

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Birmingham Adult Education Service

Birmingham Adult Education Service

At Birmingham Adult Education Service their aim is to make a difference. Offering courses such as English, Math, Health & Social Care and Art, BAES has a vision to become an outstanding provider of community learning and skills. Whether you're...


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Birmingham Adult Education Service

99 Whitehead Rd, Aston
B6 6EJ Birmingham

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