Mondays  |  September 11th – October 23rd  |  7.30 – 9pm

Welcome to 7 FREE sessions of basic BSL, with refreshments (9 hours of tuition).

Groups of up to 15 will be led by Chris Steele and Shirley Whiteside – experienced tutors who are themselves deaf. Those who have previously attended Sign 9 and want to recap will be in a group led by June Steele. Everyone will get 1:1 support from deaf and hearing members of Fulwood Free Methodist Church.

What is BSL?

Sign language is a visual means of communicating by gestures, facial expression and body-language. It is used mainly by people who are deaf or have hearing impairments. BSL has its own grammatical structure and syntax. It is not strongly related to spoken English. In 2003, BSL was recognised by the UK government as an official minority language. By 2011, BSL had become the preferred language of over 145,000 people within the UK. Sign language is not a worldwide universal language – other countries have their own sign languages. Throughout Britain, there are many regional variations in sign language, (as there are varieties of spoken accents and colloquialisms.)

The aim of the course is three-fold:

1.       To give you confidence to engage in basic
2.       To help you become ‘deaf aware’
3.       To encourage you to continue learning BSL in the future

To sign up or for information, email , subject heading ‘Sign 9.’

Date(s) - 11/09/2017
7:30 pm-9:00 pm

Fulwood Free Methodist Church

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