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British Sign Language Level 1
4.5( 2 REVIEWS )
1900 STUDENTS
5h 4m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of the British sign language.

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Students
1900
Course Skill Level
Beginner
Time Estimate
5h 4m

Instructor

The course videos are presented by Judy Vardon who has been Deaf since the age of two. She became famous in the Deaf community when she and her family appeared on America's Extreme Home Makeover show in 2004. She graduated from Lahser High School and is the mother of two sons. She lives with her family in Oak Park, Michigan.


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About This Course

British Sign Language or BSL is the name of the sign language which is used in England and the United Kingdom. It is the first language of approximately 150,000 deaf people in the British Isles.

There are also many thousands of people who are not deaf who use the BSL such as:

  • Employers of deaf people
  • Relatives of deaf people
  • Friends of deaf people
  • Interpreters

BSL is a visual gestural language without a conventional written form which has its own grammar utilizing facial expressions (non-manual features), hand shapes and upper body movements to convey meaning.

BSL is a spatial and visual language and a lot of beginners think it is similar to mime (which it is not).

Even though Britain and the USA speak English as the first language of their respective countries, British Sign Language is different to American Sign Language, also known as ASL. It is also the same difference with BSL and Irish Sign Language (ISL) and Northern Island Sign Language (NISL).

This fact demonstrates that even though these countries have English as the first language, the sign language used varies from country to country.

Just as in the English language, British Sign Language also has regional dialects. As an example, some signs used in the Northern parts of England may be different in the South of the country and vice versa. Within some regions, you will also find ‘local signs’ that can be classed as slang. And just like local slang in any town or city, new phrases and words come in and out of fashion or just evolve over time.

British Sign Language users successfully campaigned the government of the United Kingdom and made BSL into an officially recognized British Language back in March 2003. British Sign Language is now recognized on the same level as other languages of the United Kingdom such as Scottish, Welsh, and Gaelic.

Throughout the videos in this series, you will find demonstrations of how to formulate the signs and there will be sections with and without text. This is going to be useful for you so that you can see how you are progressing. And as you go further and further through the series, you will find that you are able to understand the signs that are without text.

 

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By the end of this course, you will have learned the basics the British sign language.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction To BSL
Introduction 00:00:00
Section 2 - Alphabet, Fingerspelling And Names Practice
Alphabet With Voice 00:00:00
Alphabet No Voice 00:00:00
Fingerspelling Test 00:00:00
Fingerspelling Replay 00:00:00
Names Test 00:00:00
Names Replay 00:00:00
Section 3 – Greetings
Greetings 00:00:00
Greetings Without Voice 00:00:00
Section 4 - Family, Question Forms And Family Story
Family Vocabulary 00:00:00
Family Vocabulary Test Your Memory 00:00:00
Question Forms 00:00:00
Question Forms Test Your Memory 00:00:00
Family Story Test 00:00:00
Family Story Recap 00:00:00
Section 5 - Rooms In The House Vocabulary
Rooms In The House Vocab 00:00:00
Kitchen Vocabulary 00:00:00
Bathroom Vocabulary 00:00:00
Bedroom Vocabulary 00:00:00
Living Room And Dining Room Vocabulary 00:00:00
Study Vocabulary 00:00:00
Utility Room Vocabulary 00:00:00
Garden Vocabulary 00:00:00
Section 6 – Colors
Colors 00:00:00
Colors Test Yourself 00:00:00
Section 7 - Questions And Statements About The Home
Questions And Statements About Home Test 00:00:00
Questions And Statements About The Home Replay 00:00:00
Section 8 – Animals
Animal Vocabulary 00:00:00
Animal Vocab Replay Test Your Knowledge 00:00:00
Short Animal Story 00:00:00
Short Animal Story Replay 00:00:00
Animal And Pet Questions 00:00:00
Animal And Pet Questions Replay 00:00:00
Section 9 - Numbers And Money
Numbers 1-30 00:00:00
Numbers 1-30 Replay Without Voice 00:00:00
Numbers 10’s, 100’s 00:00:00
Numbers 10’s, 100’s Replay Without Voice 00:00:00
Mixed Number Test 00:00:00
Mixed Number Test Replay 00:00:00
Money £1 – £20 00:00:00
Money £1 – £20 Replay 00:00:00
Mixed Money Test 00:00:00
Mixed Money Test Replay 00:00:00
Section 10 - Time And Months Of The Year
Time 1 O’clock To 12 O’clock 00:00:00
Days Of The Week 00:00:00
Months Of The Year 00:00:00
Time Periods 00:00:00
Time Periods Replay 00:00:00
Section 11 - Describing Ages
Describing Ages 00:00:00
Describing Ages Replay 00:00:00
Number And Ages Phrase Test Without Voice 00:00:00
Number And Ages Phrase Test Replay With Voice 00:00:00
Mixed Time, Ages And Money Test Without Voice 00:00:00
Mixed Time, Ages, And Money Test Replay With Voice 00:00:00
Section 12 – Weather
Weather Vocabulary 00:00:00
Weather Vocab Without Voice 00:00:00
Weather Phrase Test Without Voice 00:00:00
Weather Phrase Test Replay With Voice 00:00:00
Section 13 – Transport
Transport Vocabulary 00:00:00
Transport Vocabulary Without Subtitles 00:00:00
Transport Phrases Without Subtitles 00:00:00
Transport Phrases Replay With Subtitles 00:00:00
Section 14 – Directions
Directions Vocabulary 00:00:00
Directions Vocabulary Without Subtitles 00:00:00
Directions Vocabulary Without Subtitles 00:00:00
Direction Phrases Replay With Subtitles 00:00:00
Section 15 – Hobbies
Hobbies Vocabulary 00:00:00
Hobbies Vocabulary Without Subtitles 00:00:00
Hobbies Phrases Test 00:00:00
Hobbies Phrases Replay With Subtitles 00:00:00
Section 16 – Work
Work Vocabulary 00:00:00
Work Vocabulary Without Subtitles 00:00:00
Work Phrases Test 00:00:00
Work Phrases Replay With Subtitles 00:00:00
Section 17 - Food And Drink
Food And Drink Vocabulary 00:00:00
Food And Drink Without Subtitles 00:00:00
Food And Drink Phrases Without Subtitles 00:00:00
Food And Drink Phrases Replay With Subtitles 00:00:00
Section 18 – Dialogue: The Broken Car
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 19 – Dialogue: Tom's 18th Birthday Party
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 20 – Dialogue: New House
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 21 – Dialogue: At The Bank
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 22 – Dialogue: On A Train
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 23 – Dialogue: Going To A Restaurant
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 24 – Dialogue: Going On A Picnic
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 25 – Dialogue: Job Interview Day
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 26 – Dialogue: Horse Riding
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 27 – Dialogue: I'm Lost And Need Directions
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 28 – Dialogue: Valentine’s Day
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 29 – Dialogue: A Day In Hospital
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 30 – Dialogue: Learning To Drive
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 31 – Dialogue: School Reunion
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 32 – Dialogue: Meeting Up With The Family
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 33 – BONUS: Learning To Drive
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 34 – BONUS: New House
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 35 – BONUS: On A Train
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 36 – BONUS: Tom’s 18th Birthday
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00
Section 37 – BONUS: Valentine’s Day
1 (Unedited) 00:00:00
2 (Edited) 00:00:00
Resources 00:00:00

Course Review

4.5

4.5
2 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    Good

    4.0

    Very fun and has helped me develop new skills

  2. Anonymous

    British Sign Language Level 1

    5.0

    Incredible

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