Sign Language - Basics | Canterbury Adult Education Centre

Sign Language - Basics at Canterbury Adult Education Centre

Sign Language - Basics at Canterbury Adult Education Centre

Price: £60.00 Starts: 22/04/2017 Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Tutor: Paul Reynolds Ends: 20/05/2017 Location: Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 1 Day of Week: SAT Duration: 5 weeks

About this course

This 10 hour course is designed as a basic introduction to British Sign Language for both those who have an interest in learning just a little or for those who wish to use this course as a stepping stone to learning more of the language/before joining an exam course.

By the end of the course successful students will be able to:
- fingerspell names etc and use fingerspelling to support signing
- meet and greet others and exchange simple information
- sign numbers up to 20
- demonstrate 5 signs for each of the following topics: weather, colour, food and drink.

To gain maximum benefit students will need to practice between sessions.

How will I be taught?

The emphasis is on signed communication and Sign Language will be used most of the time. A variety of teaching strategies will be used - demonstration and explanation by the tutor with signs, repeated by students, small group work and pair work, whole class exercises, videos and games and handouts to take home.

Initial assessment is carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point is recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets are set to aid development of the skill. These are revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress.

What do I need to bring with me?

File/folder and pen/pencil for your notes. There are no set textbooks for this course but students may wish to buy books and CD-Roms or sign up to training websites for home study. Please ask the tutor for advice.

What can I do next?

Students can progress to the Sign Language –Introductory course or may alternatively wish to start on the Signature accreditation route to gain a nationally recognised qualification Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language. The tutor will advise

What do I need to join the course

No previous experience is required. For anyone who is interested in learning British Sign Language and how to communicate with Deaf people.

About the Tutor: Paul Reynolds

Our BSL tutors are qualified as tutors in the adult education sector and all have specific links to the Deaf community. They use their BSL fluently in other workplaces and for social purposes, even if they are not Deaf themselves. They are committed to improving the use of BSL within all communities and can give first hand experiences to broaden students' deaf awareness and ability to sign with Deaf people.

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Getting there

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code CAN/41154/E/LC.
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