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13th October
to 28th November
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Sign Language In Six Weeks - Tuesdays

13th October to 28th November
Learn the basics of British Sign Language in 6 weeks! IMPORTANT: Please use the drop down box on the right hand side to sign up to either Monday's or Tuesday's sessions.

Deaf Awareness and BSL Self Study Pack

British Sign Language is a rich and beautiful visual language comprising of hand gestures, facial expressions and body movements. British Sign Language (or BSL, as it is more commonly known) was recognised by the UK Government as a language in 2003 and is the preferred language of over 125,000 people in the UK today. It is an extraordinary, complex language and whilst it is heavily based in English vernacular it has its own syntax and grammar systems. This course will involve two parts:

An online self-study package to enable you to familiarise yourself independently with the basics of BSL and deaf-culture.

Six two-hour tutorial sessions with a tutor from Hands to Communicate.

Hands To Communicates aim is to reduce the communication barriers between the deaf and hearing community and promote British Sign Language. On this course you will continue to explore the foundations of British Sign Language, learning about greetings and how to introduce yourself, numbers and time and every day conversations. Expand your mind, expand your skills, explore and engage with a whole new community. Join us and start your British Sign Language journey now.

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In A Nutshell...

  • Learn the basics... of sign language and better understand deaf culture.
  • Learn a life skill... that will benefit you in the future.
  • Engage on-campus... work in a small group, led by Hands to Communicate
  • Discover... the power of communication
  • Earn up to 80 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.

Ticket Options


  • local_library 13/10/23 to 22/10/23
    Complete Self Study Kit
    Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language

    You must complete the self study kit before signing up to this course. Access Associated Resource →
  • place 11:30 to 13:30 on 24/10/23 - John Dalton East 4.12
    Session 1
  • place 11:30 to 13:30 on 31/10/23 - Business School 4.06B (N Atrium)
    Session 2
  • place 11:30 to 13:30 on 07/11/23 - Business School 3.07 (S Atrium)
    Session 3
  • place 11:30 to 13:30 on 14/11/23 - Business School 4.06A (N Atrium)
    Session 4
  • place 11:30 to 13:30 on 21/11/23 - Sandra Burslem 2.12
    Session 5
  • place 11:30 to 13:30 on 28/11/23 - Sandra Burslem 3.01
    Session 6