Introduction to British Sign Language
Ideal For All
Area’s support can be offered
Sandwell Dudley Wolverhampton Central Walsall
Tel: 0121 558 5555
where is it?
Independent Living Centre,100 Oldbury Road, Smethwick B66 1JE – a fully accessible building.
Six 2 hour sessions running once a week.
Overview of Support offered
This is a short 6 week course that aims to introduce you to British Sign language skills. We look at how to improve your communication skills when interacting with deaf people and those hard of hearing. It will look at positive body language and how we express our thoughts and feelings through facial expressions. We focus on teaching you the basic signs for communicating:
- The alphabet – finger spell your name
- Introducing yourself and basic conversation
- Numbers and colours
- Where you live
Groups are small and friendly with plenty of support from staff if needed. We will go through the basic skills you need for interaction with no worries about passing or failing or sitting an exam. This course is about getting to grips with the basics, so you can move on to higher level accredited courses if you want to or just feel more confident using these skills in everyday life.
Is this activity linked to;
Increasing confidence Increasing motivation Increasing Optimism Improving employability
Where does this support fit into my journey?
Engagement This is me I’m up for it I’m ready I’m on my way
Minimum No. 6 Maximum No. 10
What equipment should I bring?
You will be able to communicate more clearly and effectively with peers.
Gain a greater sense of understanding of the English language including grammar, spelling and punctuation.