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York College

This course is perfect as an introduction to understanding and communicating in British Sign Language for learners with a little previous knowledge.

Entry Requirements

No formal requirements but a willingness to participate is essential. Students should have already completed British Sign Language for Beginners or have basic knowledge.

Dates and Times

23 January 2018 – 17 April 2018 6.30-8.30 pm.


Course Content

The course will give a basic introduction to British Sign Language, which will help you to begin understanding and communicating with users. It will cover basic communication, including areas such as:

  • Talking about your home
  • Description of People
  • Asking questions and using negation
  • Giving directions and getting around
  • Telling the time
  • Location & Description of Objects
  • What’s It Like? (describing people, animals and objects)
  • Travelling - public and private transport
  • Going on holiday

This will be suitable for people who wish to communicate with non-hearing friends, colleagues and family members but is also a fun way to begin to experience the culture associated with the deaf community.

Exams and Assessments

No formal assessment.

How You Can Progress

Further courses may be offered, in response to demand.


The course is priced at £185.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

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