What opportunities will this course give me?
This British Sign Language Improvers course builds on prior knowledge and continues to assist learners to communicate more effectively with deaf people at a basic level. It may also assist learners who want to work, or progress their career, in care, education or any other area where an ability to sign at a basic level would be beneficial.
Please note that this course is non vocational and does not lead to a qualification.
What will I be learning?
Learners will be able to:
• Sign at a basic level.
• Respond to simple signed questions.
• Develop conversation skills.
• Develop receptive and productive signing skills.
• Be able to do a short presentation or retell a short signed story.
You will have some prior basic knowledge of BSL to include:
• Basic greetings and polite conventions
• Question forms
• Days of the week, months and seasons
• Timelines & frequency
• Family and pets
• Describing people - appearance, character, clothing
• Interests, hobbies and sport
• Food and drink
We will recap the topics above and build on this with the following:
• The weather
• Jobs and workplaces
• Public Services
• Health and emotions
• The home and positional language
• Transport and places
• Directions and travel
You will continue to gain a better understanding of the deaf culture and community.
An Eastleigh College certificate will be awarded on request.
Why is this course for me?
You will be taught and assessed by various methods including:
• Receptive from tutor
• Practical demonstration
• Group and pair work
• Role mode and role play
How will my learning be enhanced?
This Improvers course is designed to be stress-free with no formal assessments or accreditation. The programme is delivered at a basic level to ensure all learning abilities are catered to. As the course develops, you will then be individually nurtured and challenged with extended tasks dependent on your own individual level, allowing you to hit your personal milestones.
What do I need to sign up?
There are no formal entry requirements necessary for this course; this course is suitable for anybody who has already completed the 5 week Introduction to British Sign Language course at Eastleigh College or has some basic prior knowledge.
Is there anything else I need to know?
There are no additional fees anticipated in respect of this course.
Please bring a pen and paper to the class for making notes.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270
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