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10th November
to 15th December
150 You will earn 150 bronze points for completing this activity.
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Six Week Sign Language Course

10th November to 15th December
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

We at Manchester Deaf Centre are passionate about teaching this beautiful language, raising deaf awareness, altering misconceptions and breaking down the barriers between the hearing and D/deaf communities. On this course you will continue to explore the foundations of British Sign Language, learning about numbers and time, how to introduce yourself and ultimately have basic everyday 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.

In A Nutshell...

  • Learn the basics ... of British Sign Language and better understand deaf culture.
  • Enhance success ... with a preparatory self-study online package.
  • On-Campus ... work in a small group, led by a tutor from the Manchester Deaf Centre
  • Regular Sessions ... commit to attend on Wednesdays from 3pm
  • 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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