We’re delighted to say that BSL Level 6 course is starting on Saturday, 10th October from 9.30am to 3.30pm and then alternative Saturdays in Guildford until July 2020. **Only TWO spaces left, book quickly to avoid disappointment** BSL TEACHERS: Terry Edwards and Kathleen Grehan Please contact Dot to find out more and to book a Zoom interview: […]
A question I’m often asked is whether Makaton is the same as British Sign Language – many parents with young children will be all too familiar with #Cbeebies‘ Mr Tumble who uses Makaton. Makaton was devised in the 1970s and uses signs and symbols alongside speaking. It is not the language of the Deaf community, rather […]
Tristia Harrison, Chief Executive at TalkTalk, has compiled a report on Lockdown Britain. “‘Lockdown Britain has seen a boost in skills and productivity for home workers, with unexpected lessons for how we emerge from the pandemic. “As people have been working from home, they’ve also been learning: from new languages, to cooking, to IT skills,” […]
If you’ve always fancied learning more British Sign Language (BSL) but never felt you had the time, then you might be interested in what Dot Sign Language is serving up! We’re delivering live BSL teaching sessions for all levels at lunchtimes via Zoom. Here’s what’s on the menu: Level Time When Length Price Level 101* […]
If you’ve always fancied learning more British Sign Language (BSL) but never felt you had the time, then you might be interested in what Dot Sign Language is serving up! Finding out more & to book here.
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I thought it would be useful to share this FingerSpelling sheet if you’re thinking of learning British Sign Language for the first time. 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 […]
If you are a parent or a guardian, could I specifically encourage you to buy masks for your child which have clear windows. I’m concerned that if the Government make it mandatory to wear masks in corridors and on school transport, it will massively impact communication for young BSL users and lip-readers. It’s likely to […]
Facial expressions are so important in BSL so I was pleased to come across these masks. Kathleen
Last week we waved goodbye to Communication Support Worker, Clair Buttery. Clair was with Dot for three years and over that time helped us to increase our Deaf Awareness Training and British Sign language (BSL) teaching activities not only in the community but also further afield in business, the NHS and the commercial world. It […]