Well done to all of our iBSL Level 6 students. The whole class – six students – passed the two linguistics assessments. We know how hard you are working and congratulate you all. Good luck with your remaining assessments! Due to the popularity of the course Dot Sign Language will be offering the iBSL Level […]
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Volunteering on a Sense Holiday is a great opportunity to use your British Sign Language skills or learn new skills like hands-on BSL, deafblind manual or haptics. Sense are recruiting volunteers with British Sign Language level 2 to 6 to join their teams between July and September this summer. Each volunteer will be matched with an appropriate […]
Have you been thinking about learning British Sign Language? There is still time to book onto the Spring / Summer Level 1 course! No previous experience of signing required. Contact us if you are interested or for more information.
The DH Ensemble is a professional theatre company of Deaf and hearing actors based across the UK. Their show People of the Eye is coming to the Harlow Playhouse, Arlington Arts Newbury and Nottingham Playhouse. Inspired by real events, this is a story about a family finding their way through unfamiliar territory. A story about parents, sisters and the complex love […]
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 […]