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BSL Taster Session

Would you and your staff like to feel more confident communicating with Deaf people? Are you ready for a different type of language challenge? If so, get your hands moving with a British Sign Language Taster.

You will cover the basics of British Sign Language (BSL), fingerspelling alphabet, greetings, introductions and numbers whilst gaining insights into the culture and perspectives of the Deaf community resulting in an improved awareness of D/deafness and relating issues. 

A BSL Taster session is a single session of around 2-3 hours and will greatly aid organisations and workplaces where staff have contact with clients and colleagues who use British Sign Language.

As an employer you will be working towards meeting your obligations under UK equality laws to make your service more accessible. 

No experience is necessary to participate in our fun, informal and beneficial BSL sessions which are delivered by our friendly, experienced and qualified Deaf tutors.

BSL Tasters are an excellent teambuilding exercise at an affordable cost.

The Academy of BSL can also offer you a Bespoke BSL Taster option:

You can add on Deaf Awareness to your BSL Taster session and learn a bit about how best to communicate with a Deaf person; including providing practical communication tips including a best practice “do's and don'ts” for communicating with D/deaf people

Or you can opt for a Tailored Session where you and your staff or colleagues determine the 10-20 most commonly used phrases in your daily working situation and you will be taught how to sign these in sentences using BSL.

These signs will relate to the everyday work signs you would require to converse with customers to better facilitate communication; with particular focus on dialogues and conversation skills relating to your mode of Business or Organisation.

All Academy courses can be tailored to match your needs. To discuss a course to suit your organisation contact us: