Sign language uses hand movements, facial expressions and body language to communicate and is mainly used by the deaf and people who can hear but cannot speak. In addition it is also used by some hearing people, most often families and relatives of the deaf, and interpreters who enable the deaf and wider communities to communicate with each other.
If you have contact with deaf or hard of hearing people and would like to improve your confidence and communication skills, then this course is for you. By learning about deaf awareness and basic sign language an understanding of the barriers deaf people face can be gained, by knowing how to communicate with awareness and basic BSL skills.
This 4 week course is ideal for anyone wishing to develop their sign language skills for either professional use or for personal use.
We are currently waiting for confirmation of a new start date for this course. Please click on the ‘register an interest’ button and leave your details, we will then email you once a start date is confirmed.
*This course is not available to learners under 18.
This short course is not government funded, therefore low income or unemployment fee waivers are not available and additional learning support cannot be provided.
Please call (01206) 712777 for more information.
|Campus / Adult Skills Centre||Colchester Campus|
|Attendance||Tuesday | 6pm - 8pm|
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