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British Sign Language Beginners - Stage 1


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British Sign Language Beginners - Stage 1

A part-time evening Accredited British Sign Language Course - 20 credit points (SCQF Level 7)

Wednesday 6.00 - 8.00 pm

or Thursday 6.00 - 8.00 pm

Note:  In addition there will be two Saturday sessions of 4 hours each (dates tbc).

Course fee: £360

Due to the popularity of this course, we are hoping to run a Thursday session if required.  This will depend on numbers.  


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Course Leader

Maren Dralle
Course Description

The aims of the module is to understand BSL (sign reception), with the ability to use BSL (sign production).  Various topics will include meeting people, work, school and/or college, using numbers, weather, instructions and directions, opinions and ideas.  We will use language functions and grammar of BSL such as placement, use of verbs and phrases, non-manual features, sign order, handshapes, direction, orientation, signing space and fluency.  Topics will include people and personal information, issues and events descriptions using numbers, using the calendar and expressing attitudes, opinions, likes and dislikes.  Vocabulary will include topics such as describing day-to-day activities of self and others, food and drink, asking for and giving simple directions. On successful completion of Stage 1 (Introductory), there will be the opportunity to progress to Stage 2 (Lower Intermediate).

As this course is accredited, you are expected to take the BSL Stage 1 continuous assessments representing 200 hours of student effort over two semesters. Upon successful completion you will be awarded 20 credit points at SCQF Level 7.

Once enrolled, students will be emailed to set up their virtual learning account called My Dundee. Upon completion of the matriculation task (all details will be emailed) students will have access to course materials, updates and the University of Dundee library! A University of Dundee student card can also be issued once a photo is sent to the Enquiry Centre.

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BSL Stage 1
26/09/202230/03/20230£360.00[Read More]

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