Introducing British Sign Language

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  • British Sign Language Communication


    Learning British Sign Language with us is fun, easy, & flexible. Our unique online signing course is a comprehensive introduction for anybody who is interested in learning BSL. You can now learn wherever and whenever you like.
  • British Sign Language Communication


    You can access Introducing British Sign Language whenever you like (desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile). Study at your own pace and at a time that is convenient to you. You can access the course for 1 year. Designed to be studied over approximately 16-20hrs - 1.5 - 2hrs/week.

  • British Sign Language Communication

    Our Students

    Ideal for anyone interested in learning BSL.
    • Beginners
    • Level 1 Revision
    • School Use (staff & students)
    • Staff Training (medical, education, retail, childcare etc.)
    • DofE Award - Bronze/Silver (more details)

A real confidence-builder for a complete novice like myself! This absorbing course not only teaches basic British Sign Language in a friendly, easy-to-understand way, it also makes the pupil try to grasp an understanding of what it means to be Deaf or hard of hearing. I am a (hearing) veterinary surgeon and will find the signs I have learnt from this course particularly valuable in helping me work with owners of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. It has inspired me to seek local BSL courses- I hope to start BSL Level 1 this September at my local night school.
Review StarsLynne Faulconbridge
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    Course Outline

    This course contains 10 lessons and covers: Fingerspelling, Numbers, Colours, Deaf Awareness, Introductions, Family, Relationships, Descriptions, Hobbies, Time, Money, Days, Months, & Seasons, Food & Drink, Emotions, Relationships, Animals, Clothing, and Conversation. Also specialist vocabulary for education, medical, retail, transportation and home settings.


  • British Sign Language Communication


    Each lesson ends with an assessment that involves watching short BSL videos and answering questions.

    Using these interactive assessments you can keep track of your progress and look again at areas that you may need to do more work on.

  • British Sign Language Communication


    Once you have scored 85% on the assessments for each lesson, and the final assessment, you are awarded a certificate to show that you have completed the course.

    Our certificate is accredited by CPD.

    Assessments can be retaken as often as you like at no extra cost.

BSL Level 1

Really enjoyed thois course. Look forward to level 2
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    Learning BSL with us costs just £25 whatever price you feel you are able to afford during this difficult time.

    This one-time enrolment fee gives you free access to all of the online signing course material for 1 year so that you can come back at anytime to refresh your skills.

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    Groups & Teams

    We usually offer discounted rates for bulk bookings (from £14 per person) however this has now been replaced by the "pay what you can" pricing - this means you can decide what you feel you would like to pay for your team or group to learn BSL (minimum contribution of £3 per person).

    Whether you are making an individual booking, or a bulk booking, you will have access to an enrollment dashboard where you can track the progress of your learners as they work through the course.

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  • Introducing BSL

    Online Course

    • 1 year access to online course
    • Comprehensive introduction
    • Study online in your own time
    • Suitable for beginners & level 1 revision

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  • Beginner Deal

    Online Course + CD-ROM

    • 1 year access to online course
    • Sign to Me‘ dictionary CD-ROM (Windows)
    • Ideal for beginners
    • Study at home in your own time

    From £20

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  • Group Discount

    Groups of 6+

    • Group discount
    • Staff training – education, medical, retail etc.
    • Professional development
    • Schools & clubs

    From £14
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This course has been excellent value for money. I keep returning to it and retesting myself and I can do it at my own pace. I really do hope that another course can be designed to extend what I have learnt so that I can become even more proficient. Many Thanks
IMAGEGillian Key - 03 August 2008

This course is excellent value for money, you can study at your own pace, any problems/querys Simon is quick to respond. I have really enjoyed the course and I am now off to evening classes to study further. Nicki
IMAGENicki Wade - 18 July 2008

Very useful course. Could study whenever it was convenient for me and was able to move at a pace that suited me. Very pleasantly surprised how quickly I was able to pick things up from the course. Any chance of there being another follow on on-line BSL course?
IMAGEAndrew Hudson - 12 July 2008

this course was really good and i enjoyed it, it took me longer than i thought but its good to know you can come back to it up to a whole year so there are no excuses! im now going to college to do level 1 in bsl.
IMAGEaimee dale - 10 July 2008

ive found this course very good and i never thought i would ever be able to learn to sign because im a slow learner and find things hard to keep in my brain but this has been an experience and i recomend it to any1.if i can do it any1 can
IMAGErita woolley - 01 July 2008

excellant online course. really enjoyed it. thanks
IMAGEAllan Anderson - 27 June 2008

This was a fantastic course and I cant thank you enough! I have also been studying for my BSL1 and your course has been an invaluable support to this. You have a perfect balance of new signs and assessment in an easy to access, easy to use format. I have my BSL1 final exam in 3 weeks and if I pass, some of the credit has to go to you! I cant recommend this course highly enough- if you thinking of enrolling then GO FOR IT!

I really enjoyed this course, it was such great value for money and I learned so much!! I would definitely recommend it.
IMAGEAdele Sutton - 07 June 2008

i found this course very easy to follow and learn, allowing me to understand simple queries within about 2 weeks and to be able to provide answers. i feel quite equipped to be able to understand a deaf customer should they come into my restaurant and be able to communicate with them far better than before. and for only £20 i find this amzing. fantastic service.
IMAGEchristopher carson - 06 June 2008

This course is great value for money. It is fun and easy to pick up and a great way of learning the basics to enable you to communicate with the Deaf. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn sign lauguage.
IMAGEClaire Richardson - 03 June 2008

Really fun, easy way to learn British Sign Languge!!! I picked it up n now time and I can use my skills and knowledge to help me wok with all pupils within school
IMAGEKatie Powsey - 02 June 2008

An absolutely brilliant way to learn and be assessed. From knowing nothing, this online course has given me the knowledge and confidence to sign to others. I am now really looking forward to enhancing my knowledge and skills with the backing of all that I have learnt here. I will definanlty be recommending this to anyone who wants to learn BSL. Thank you.
IMAGEMat Powell - 02 June 2008

Simon: Just want to thank you for the course. I had no prior experience of signing at all and it has really proved very interesting and easy to learn with your video clips. The course is a really good starting point and I hope to be able to take it further and perhaps get a qualification soon. Thanks, Caroline McCreight
IMAGECaroline McCreight - 27 May 2008

I loved this course! It has really inspired me to learn more. I have been helped by an employee at work to consolidate my learning and we sign together at work so I owe her a big thank you too! Thanks also to simon for signing, you did a great job! The only down side was that I kept losing the website at times I dont know if it was due to the connection or what. Saving as I went along helped though. I will be purchasing the Cd Rom as I want to learn more! Thanks for opening up my world!
IMAGECaron sanders-crook - 24 May 2008

This course has been very informative, well laid out and very well presented. Simons method of teaching has been the needed link between getting myself started at learning the basics of BSL. I would definitely recommend this to any person who is intested in BSL. Personal thanks to Simon for using the initiative to set-up such a good course. Cheers! Matt, Plymouth.
IMAGEMatthew Carey - 17 May 2008

I was so excited to find this course online. I didnt need my own computer at home as I could access the course online at my local library with no downloads needed. Within 3 days I was able to hold a one on one conversation with deaf relatives. Previoulsy Id not had the confidence to try and with no local BSL course was stuck. Now Im loving it and am even planning a holiday with deaf family. Im so gratefull to this course and hope they might be more advanced online courses I can do next. Its so easy to learn this way.
IMAGEMelanie Wing - 17 May 2008

This is a fantastic introductory course in BSL. I will definately continue studying - Thank you!
IMAGEJames Nicholas - 09 May 2008

Terrific value for money.Obviously, a lot of hard work went into the making of this package by this young team.
IMAGEPeter Hallam - 25 April 2008

Brilliant introductory course into BSL. Have learnt so much and definately would like to learn more in the future. The lessons are easy to follow and couldnt wait to move onto the next lesson. Thank you.
IMAGEClare Turner - 23 April 2008

Brilliant course!! I had to stop myself from rushing through each lesson because it was so easy to navigate through. I enjoyed it so much that it didnt feel like learning!! 😀
IMAGEKirsten Gray - 15 April 2008
British Sign Language - Learn BSL Online , USA 4.9 5.0 944 944 The Introducing BSL course is great value and highly flexible. It covers all the basics for a simple conversation and gives useful background information about Deafness that I woul