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Mon 21 Jun, Fri 25 Jun, ... Fri 16 Jul 2021
17:00 - 19:00

Venue: CLIC online teaching

Provided by: Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication


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British Sign Language: Beginner Intensive
Beginners

Mon 21 Jun, Fri 25 Jun, ... Fri 16 Jul 2021

Description

This intensive course is designed for students who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable students to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf or hard of hearing people, to develop understanding of the BSL sentence syntax and to learn more about a Deaf Culture.

Target audience
  • All staff and students from Cambridge University Engineering Department
  • Further details regarding CLIC's eligibility criteria are available here
Sessions

Number of sessions: 9

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 21 Jun   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 CLIC online teaching Zrinka Mendas
2 Fri 25 Jun   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 CLIC online teaching Zrinka Mendas
3 Mon 28 Jun   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 CLIC online teaching Zrinka Mendas
4 Fri 2 Jul   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 CLIC online teaching Zrinka Mendas
5 Mon 5 Jul   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 CLIC online teaching Zrinka Mendas
6 Fri 9 Jul   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 CLIC online teaching Zrinka Mendas
7 Mon 12 Jul   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 CLIC online teaching Zrinka Mendas
8 Wed 14 Jul   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 CLIC online teaching Zrinka Mendas
9 Fri 16 Jul   17:00 - 19:00 17:00 - 19:00 CLIC online teaching Zrinka Mendas
Topics covered

In this course, students will learn how to:

  • Fingerspell and lip-read
  • Meet and greet people
  • Introduce yourself (name, age, where you live)
  • Describe one’s family
  • Talk about the weather, months of the year and the seasons
  • Give directions and discuss transport
  • Describe animals and pets
  • Practise shopping for food and clothes

Students will also learn about:

  • Basic BSL syntax and grammar rules
  • Verbs
  • Negative and positive face expressions and emotions
  • Use of W-questions
  • Prepositions
  • Timelines
Objectives

This course aims to enable students to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf or hard of hearing people, to develop understanding of the BSL sentence syntax and to learn more about a Deaf Culture.

Format

Class work (online via Zoom) and individual study

Duration

Nine sessions of two hours

Frequency

Yearly

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