Video 1 of our free basic #BSL course. Learn how to sign good morning, good afternoon, good evening and How are you? Tweet us if you're learning with family at home or colleagues online using hashtag #Enhance_BSL #DeafAwareness #MondayMotivation #LearnAtHome #Community pic.twitter.com/FUuIVeX8Zv
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Free British Sign Language Lessons
We’ve created a series of short, free British Sign Language lessons which we’ll be sharing across the coming weeks on social media. So if you’ve always wanted to learn but never had the time, take advantage of this opportunity.
Who is the instructor Claire?
Claire Holland is our Deputy CEO and Head of Training. She is Deaf and a native sign language user. Claire delivers our accredited British sign language courses to organisations across the UK.
Follow online with hashtag #Enhance_BSL
The hashtag for our videos is #Enhance_BSL and we’d love it if you join in the online chat and let us know who you are learning with. It could be a group of colleagues who are remote working, or family members, or friends and flat mates. This taster course is suitable for all ages so the more the merrier. With 1 in 7 people in the UK having a hearing impairment, sign language is a valuable skill in all social and business environments.
Are you ready for the 2nd video in our #Enhance_BSL series? Who, where, how and why. Tweet us your pics and videos if you're joining in at home with family or online with colleagues. #LearnAtHome #BSL #DeafAwareness #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/W1FASiRbrL
— Enhance The UK (@Enhancetheuk) April 1, 2020
Top tips for practising British Sign Language (BSL)
Claire will cover basic signs and you can play the videos back and practice in your own time.
- Pay attention to the position of your hands
- Facial expressions are very important. Use your eyes and body language to express emotion
- Record yourself on your phone, or practise signing in front of the mirror to check hand position
- Practice regularly to help you remember each sign
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