Introducing British Sign Language

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    Welcome

    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.
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    Flexible

    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.

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    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)

I really enjoyed this course it makes it really easy to learn in your own time. It also let's you re-attempt the quiz till you are comfortable. Thankyou
Review StarsMargaret Mills
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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.

     

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    Assessments

    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.

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    Certificate

    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.

Highly Recommended

This course is designed not only to gently introduce us to the British Sign Language but also to make us Deaf aware! It is an affordable and highly flexible course that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in BSL, no matter what the reason, and who would like to experience it before committing to further learning. A simply wonderful first contact with signing that everyone can have.
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    Rates

    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

    £25
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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

    £35
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    Groups of 6+

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

    From £14
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Just completed the online course today and printed out my certificate. Ive enjoyed the course so much and I know so much more now, that I feel confident enough to have my daughters friend round to play and be able to communicate so much better. Thank you so much
IMAGElisa lowe - 10 February 2007

the course was fantastic well done to all involved arrangign this course its brilliant i really enjoyed it and am so happy that i can now communicate with deaf people instead of having to be so ignorant
IMAGEliz stubbs - 02 January 2007

Dear all, I would like to criticise first then praise if I may? Firstly, I found the test answers too specific and if you didn put the exact phrase or spelling required you were penialised for a wrong answer even though you had put the right answer in a different way. Secondly, it was difficult to read the models lips with his hand movements being infront of his face at times. Praise This is a well designed introduction to british sign language and doesn take too long to get familiar with some of the basics. As a health professional, I would recommend this course as a means to maintain inclusivity and allow informed patient choice in the NHS. It should be an expected standard and should be started in and at the new style medical school level. Thanks for an enjoyable education in communication with sign language. Richard Corkill ====================================== Tutors Note: Thanks Richard. Although the tests do accept some common spelling errors it is difficult to program for all possible spelling errors, but this is something that I am continually trying to improve. Thanks for your feedback.
IMAGERichard Corkill - 18 December 2006

I found the course very easy to use and follow. Having tests after each section helped provide the motivation required to complete the course rather than trying to learn using a CD ROM.
IMAGELesley Sabey - 16 December 2006

I found the course very easy to use and follow. Having tests after each section helped provide the motivation required to complete the course rather than trying to learn using a CD ROM.
IMAGEAnonymous - 16 December 2006

I thought this course was brilliant, & easy to learn. I enjoyed answering the questions at the end of each session, cheers Simon, (good job) Dave.
IMAGEdavid hall - 07 December 2006

I thought this course was brilliant, & easy to learn. I enjoyed answering the questions at the end of each session, cheers Simon, (good job) Dave.
IMAGEAnonymous - 07 December 2006

This Course is great. I really enjoyed doing the course and have found it really useful
IMAGEKirstin Whibley - 26 November 2006

This Course is great. I really enjoyed doing the course and have found it really useful
IMAGEAnonymous - 26 November 2006

This course is excellent and well worth £19.99. It is very easy to use and there is no pressure to perform. If you want to improve on your assessments, you just try again. Pauline, Crawley
IMAGEPauline Capon - 18 November 2006

This course is excellent and well worth £20. It is very easy to use and there is no pressure to perform. If you want to improve on your assessments, you just try again. Pauline, Crawley
IMAGEAnonymous - 18 November 2006

wow what a course. i have loved every minute of it and feel that i could hold a basic conversation with a deaf person. thank you simon for supplying this course, i only wish you would now do one for british sign language level one! i feel really sad that this course is finished! thank you, thank you, thank you. oh and i would recommend that anyone and everyone does this course too.
IMAGEvictoria turner - 09 November 2006

wow what a course. i have loved every minute of it and feel that i could hold a basic conversation with a deaf person. thank you simon for supplying this course, i only wish you would now do one for british sign language level one! i feel really sad that this course is finished! thank you, thank you, thank you. oh and i would recommend that anyone and everyone does this course too.
IMAGEAnonymous - 09 November 2006

I just want to thank Simon for this opportunity to begin learning sign language, and to recommend to anyone reading this to do the course. It is excellently presented, has clear instructions and is set out in such a way that the signs are easy to learn and remember. I now feel confident in using the signs I have learned in my job within the health profession, and I fully intend to continue in my study of this language. Thanks again Amy x
IMAGEAmy Stevens - 04 November 2006

I just want to thank Simon for this opportunity to begin learning sign language, and to recommend to anyone reading this to do the course. It is excellently presented, has clear instructions and is set out in such a way that the signs are easy to learn and remember. I now feel confident in using the signs I have learned in my job within the health profession, and I fully intend to continue in my study of this language. Thanks again Amy x
IMAGEAnonymous - 04 November 2006

Excellent introduction course to those who are interested in the basics of BSL. From this course I am now able to have a basic conversation with a BSL user and to understand basic conversations between signers. The online version is great as you can do it in your own time whenever you want, you dont have to cancel other arrangements once every week as well as you save time and money on transport. The price of the course itself is cheap... The programme is easy to follow and I learnt a lot indeed. I will definitely recommend it to everyone!
IMAGEKirsa Demant - 23 October 2006

Excellent introduction course to those who are interested in the basics of BSL. From this course I am now able to have a basic conversation with a BSL user and to understand basic conversations between signers. The online version is great as you can do it in your own time whenever you want, you dont have to cancel other arrangements once every week as well as you save time and money on transport. The price of the course itself is cheap... The programme is easy to follow and I learnt a lot indeed. I will definitely recommend it to everyone!
IMAGEAnonymous - 23 October 2006

An introduction to sign language is incredible value for money, it is interesting and lots of fun and the format makes learning really easy. I would recommend that everyone should sign up for this course, even if you dont have any one in your family or friends who are deaf, it is an excelent starting point in understanding BSL, people want to learn a new language for when they travel to different countries, and some languages are taught in school to equip children with the tools to communicate with people from different countries, which of course is a positive thing, yet BSL is not part of any curriculum that i am aware, and therefore hearing children are taught how to communicate in French, German etc. but BSL which would help everyone to communicate within there own communities promoting inclusion of all deaf people is not taught as part of the curriculum. I find this very strange, especially after using this course and seeing how much fun it is to learn, i am sure given the opportunity all children would enjoy learning this exciting language. Finally i would like to say that Simon who is the main point of contact, with regards any concerns, provided extremly quick responses to any questions put to him and consistanly from day one provided outsanding customer service. Dont think about doing this course, just do it!!!
IMAGESIMON JEFFRIES - 18 October 2006

An introduction to sign language is incredible value for money, it is interesting and lots of fun and the format makes learning really easy. I would recommend that everyone should sign up for this course, even if you dont have any one in your family or friends who are deaf, it is an excelent starting point in understanding BSL, people want to learn a new language for when they travel to different countries, and some languages are taught in school to equip children with the tools to communicate with people from different countries, which of course is a positive thing, yet BSL is not part of any curriculum that i am aware, and therefore hearing children are taught how to communicate in French, German etc. but BSL which would help everyone to communicate within there own communities promoting inclusion of all deaf people is not taught as part of the curriculum. I find this very strange, especially after using this course and seeing how much fun it is to learn, i am sure given the opportunity all children would enjoy learning this exciting language. Finally i would like to say that Simon who is the main point of contact, with regards any concerns, provided extremly quick responses to any questions put to him and consistanly from day one provided outsanding customer service. Dont think about doing this course, just do it!!!
IMAGEAnonymous - 18 October 2006

Unable to go to a taught class due to a back injury, this has been brilliant. The lessons are presented well & explained clearly. Staff are friendly & always helpful. It is also very good value for money. It is difficult to write a review & do the course justice. I guess the highest praise I can give it is that, in a relatively short space of time, it has helped me decide that I want to become a BSL interpreter. Would recommend this to anyone & everyone. Whether you want a career change or just to have another skill, it is well worth it. Im quite sad its all over! FANTASTIC!!!!
IMAGEJenni Fleming - 16 October 2006
British Sign Language - Learn BSL Online , USA 4.9 5.0 894 894 I have loved completing British Sign Language. You are able to go at your own pace and it is extremely enjoyable. It has taught me a skill that I definitely want to build on!