BBC One will be screening the Oscar-winning short film The Silent Child at 7.40pm on Good Friday, 30th March. We hope you enjoy it! If you are inspired to learn BSL after watching, please come to a taster session or contact us to find out more about our Level 1 courses.
We were extremely excited to be invited back to the Royal Grammar School in Guildford for the 4th year running to be part of their Languages Day. Such an inspired event – we taught British Sign Language alongside African drumming and Japanese sushi rolling, to give the Year 8 boys a taste of different cultures. […]
https://www.thesilentchildmovie.com/ Inspired by real life events, Oscar winning film ‘The Silent Child’ centres around a profoundly deaf four year old girl named Libby who is born into a hearing family and lives in a world of silence until a social worker teaches her the gift of communication through British Sign Language. Rachel Shenton – writer […]
You may already know that Dot Sign Language evolved from The Dorothy Miles Cultural Centre which was established by a group of Deaf and hearing friends in her memory. Dorothy – known as ‘Dot’ was a sign language poet, playwright and Deaf activist who worked in the UK and America. Throughout her life, she composed poems […]
Fingerspelling is used in British Sign Language for names of people, places, new technology; words we don’t know the sign for! As well as letters forming the basis for many other BSL signs. We have created a lovely new Fingerspelling sheet for anyone new to signing to practise with. Ideal for home, classrooms, offices, Doctors’ […]
One of our favourite things is visiting local Scouts, Cubs, Brownies and Rainbows and teaching them British Sign Language. Often we are asked to come when the children are studying for a badge, and we link into this. We discuss what it was like growing up Deaf and answer all their questions, teach everyday signs […]
Whether your team require a half day or full day of training, or maybe you would like a one or two hour taster within a conference, or after work; we can design a workplace training event to suit your needs. Perfect to make your workplace accessible and welcoming to deaf customers, demonstrate your company’s commitment to […]
At Dot Sign Language we are proud to be connected to diversiti UK, an organisation which provides Equality and Diversity training to companies. With over 20 years experience in the field, diversiti UK understands the damage discrimination claims can do to a business and provides in-house training in equality and diversity, cultural awareness, disability awareness, safeguarding and teaching […]
Dot Sign is having a break over the Christmas period, we will be closed from 22nd December to 5th January. Our whole team wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
It’s a very important time of year for Santa, and how frustrating when the Christmas elves don’t understand him. Kathleen and Paul had great fun filming this clip to illustrate the importance of mouthpatterns when signing BSL. Sometimes signs have the same handshape and a completely different meaning. It is the non-manual features which make […]