British Sign Language Beginners Level 1

British Sign Language Beginners Level 1

This course is designed for students who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL).The course is based on a communicative approach and aims to enable students to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf people, to develop understanding of sentence syntax and to offer insights into Deaf Culture.


Learning Outcomes

 By the end of the course you will have been given the opportunity to:

· Learn to fingerspell and lip-read

·Meet and greet people

· Learn numbers

· Describe colours

· Introduce yourself (name, age, where you live)

· Describe your family

· Talk about the weather, months of the year and the seasons

· Give directions

· Discuss transport

· Describe animals and pets

· Practise shopping for food and clothes


You will also have learnt some basic BSL syntax, in particular:

· Verbs

· Negative and positive face expressions

· Use of questions

· Prepositions


Your Tutor

Zrinka Mendas Dr Zrinka Mendas is a fellow of Higher Education Academy and has a doctorate in Economics from Kingston University in Surrey. Zrinka is passionate about the BSL and has taught it at the University of the Third Age in Cambridge since 2012. She is also a social scientist with research interest in support for disabled academic staff and inclusive working practices in higher education. She mentored students with a wide spectrum of learning impairment, including deafness, dyslexia, ADHD and visual impairment.


Tuition fees: £110.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £110.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Tue 24/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 01/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 08/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 15/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 29/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 05/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 12/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 19/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 26/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Tue 03/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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