Learn the BSL Basics

If you don’t have time to commit to a full Level 1 course right now or just want to learn the basics, we can offer short introductory courses.

If you can get a group together and have a venue you can host training we are happy to come to you for training. Perfect for workplaces, community organisations or groups of friends; we can come to you at a time which suits. Course price quote is dependent on location and size of group.

An introductory course can be taught in 18-20 hours (e.g. 10 sessions of 2 hours), and there is the option to take the Signature BSL101 assessment for a recognised qualification.

We will cover everyday essentials – meeting and greeting, directions, Fingerspelling, numbers, days and months, travel, weather. We will introduce linguistics – how BSL uses a ‘topic-comment’ structure and how to construct a sentence, as well as explaining use of timelines and placement. We can also include some specialist vocabulary targeted at your workplace needs. For more information contact 

Customised Training - An Example

Dot Sign language was asked to provide a short BSL course for the Government Department For International Development (DFID) in preparation for their Global Disability Summit. We have designed a customised course incorporating the vocabulary which their team needs, including discussion on humanitarian projects, sanitation and disease prevention.

We have been asked back to run another 10 week course this Autumn.