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British Sign Language LEAP - British Sign Language Courses

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-15

ULBS20011/12 - Introduction to British Sign Language - part 1 (not open to external students)

A course unit offered in conjuction with the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning.

1) be able to understand short, simple messages in BSL; 2) be able to make themselves understood using BSL in simple, routine situations 3) demonstrate an ability to use a basic vocabulary and a simple grammar; 4) be aware of current issues related to the deaf community.

By the end of the course, students should be able to communicate at a level equivalent to Level A1 of the Common European Framework.

 

 ULBS20022 - Introduction to British Sign Language - part 2 (not open to external students)

A course unit offered in conjuction with the University College for Interdisciplinary Learning.

1) understand the meaning of frequently-used signs; 2) use frequently-used signs for communicative purposes 3) know more about and better appreciate Deaf culture; 4) demonstrate an increased awareness of the difficulties and issues faced by Deaf people in the workplace; 4) identify linguistic patterns within BSL; 5) communicate complex ideas via a simple set of communicative tools (signs).