How will I be taught?
The emphasis is on signed communication and Sign Language is used most of the time. There will be an expectation to have voices off during the lesson. A variety of teaching strategies will be used, eg. demonstration and explanation by the tutor who signs, repeated by the students, small group work and pair work, whole class exercises, videos and games and handouts to take home. Homework set will provide an opportunity for self study which is essential to pass the assessments and will include the use of on-line resources. Students will be videoed for mock exam purposes and two of the three units are videoed to meet exam requirements.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to bring with me?
A folder for your notes, notebook/paper and pen/pencil. The assessment fees are included in the course fee. There are no set text books for this course but students may wish to buy books and CD/DVDs for home study. The tutor will advise. We advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
Students can progress to Level 3 with another provider. The tutor will advise.
What do I need to join the course
You will need to have completed the BSL Level 1 Award in British Sign Language or have BSL experience and skill to that level.
You need to ring Hi Kent Tel. 01622 691151and speak to Naomi Lemar who will give advice and take your enrolment. You cannot enrol direct with Kent Adult Education.
This course is for students who wish to acquire intermediate level skills to enhance communication with Deaf people, or those who are Deaf themselves and wish to gain a qualification in their native language. It is also suitable for those who have Deaf family, friends and colleagues and those who wish to progress from Level 1 to a more advanced level of study in BSL.