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British Sign Language Evening Classes

 We are currently offering levels 1-3 in British Sign Language. Please see below for more information on each of the levels on offer.
 

British Sign Language Level 1

This module is designed for students who are complete beginners with little or no knowledge of British Sign Language 

Duration: 30 weeks 
Day and Time: 2 groups:

Group A: Tuesday 6.30-8.30pm 
Group B: Thursday 6.30-8.30pm

Start Dates:

  • Group A: Tuesday 3rd October 2017*
  • Group B: Thursday 5th October 2017*

*Please note these classes begin a week earlier than other evening courses. 

Venue: Trent Building, University Park Campus

Cost: 
UoN Students: £345 in total. Three instalments of £115 
Staff and Public: £375 in total. Three instalments of £125

Optional Signature Exam Entry Fees: £115

Learning outcomes: 
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • exchange simple greetings 
  • introduce themselves and other people 
  • Give personal information about family, job or studies, house 
  • Give the same information about other people 
  • Describe pets 
  • Use numbers 
  • Discuss food and drink tastes 
  • Give directions and discuss transport 
  • Talk about the weather 
  • Discuss hobbies and activities 
  • Describe daily routine
 

British Sign Language Level 2

This module is designed for students who are completed level 1 British Sign Language or who have an equivalent amount of study 

Duration: 32 weeks 
Day and Time: Wednesday 6:00-8.30pm
Start Date: Wednesday 4th October 2017*

*Please note these classes begin a week earlier than other evening courses. 

Venue: Trent Building, University Park Campus

Cost: 
UoN Students: £480 in total. Three instalments of £160 
Staff and Public: £510 in total. Three instalments of £170

Optional Signature Exam Entry Fees: £160

Learning outcomes: 
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 
Understand and discuss the following themes in BSL:

  • Theme 1 - Everyday conversation 
  • Theme 2 - Eating and drinking 
  • Theme 3 - Shopping and spending 
  • Theme 4 - Travel and holidays 

Understand and utilise:

  • Clear meaning and context 
  • Signing pace and flow 
  • Signing space 
  • Placement and referents 
  • Role shift 
  • Increased vocabulary 
  • Handshape and movement 
  • Fingerspelling 
  • BSL sign order 
  • Non-manual features
 

British Sign Language Level 3

This module is designed for students who are completed level 2 British Sign Language or who have an equivalent amount of study 

Duration: 33 weeks 
Day and Time: Wednesday 6:00-9:00pm
Start Date: Monday 2nd October 2017*

*Please note these classes begin a week earlier than other evening courses. 

Venue: Trent Building, University Park Campus

Cost: 
UoN Students: £570 in total. Three instalments of £190
Staff and Public: £600 in total. Three instalments of £200

Optional Signature Exam Entry Fees: £165

Learning outcomes: 
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Understand key features of BSL 
  • Know a range of sign language sentence structures, applying signs and set phrases in varied work or social situations
  • Understand a range of BSL structures, facial expressions, mouth patterns and use of space to express meaning 
  • Understand social interaction 
  • Understand signed communication in a range of familiar work and social situations 
  • Understand a broad range of vocabulary 
  • Understand a range of grammatical forms

The qualification specification for level 3 can be found here.

 

British Sign Language © Jeremy Segrott

 

 

 

The Language Centre

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 74 86500
email: LanguageCentre@nottingham.ac.uk