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to 16th December
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Six Week Sign Language Course
Learn the basics of sign language in a six-week course run by the Manchester Deaf School
COMPLETE OUR ONLINE SELF-STUDY PACKAGE FIRST: To be eligible for this opportunity, you must have already completed our Deaf Awareness and BSL Intensive, which will act as the induction to the online course. If you are interested in the course, we encourage you to complete this intensive as soon as possible 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 one-hour tutorial sessions with a tutor from the Manchester Deaf Centre
In A Nutshell...
- Learn the basics ... of British Sign Language and better understand deaf culture.
- Enhance success ... with a preparatory self-study online package.
- Virtual Event... work in a small group, led by a tutor from the Manchester Deaf Centre through Zoom
- Regular Sessions ... commit to attend on Thursdays from 4pm
- Earn up to 150 Rise Points ... which can count towards recognition and accreditation.
- Earn up to 150 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.
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