Introduction to British Sign Language - 5 Week Course

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This is the perfect option if you would like a taster of BSL before committing to a full BSL Level 1 course.

There are plenty of BSL courses out there, but how many of them are taught in real time by a qualified, experienced teacher? The refreshing thing about our courses is that they are delivered face to face here at the centre, as well as online. You will be taught by one of our wonderful teachers who is a native British Sign Language user.

W​hat will I learn?

Our Introduction to British Sign Language will offer you a basic insight and understanding of this beautiful language. You will cover the following topics:

  • Introductions, names and finger-spelling
  • Introduction to numbers and time signing
  • Introduction to family signing
  • Introduction to work signing

How much is each course?

£​85 per person. You will receive an invoice and payments can be made online. Please note that failure to make payment by the date given in the invoice will result in your place being automatically offered to another applicant.

U​pcoming Courses

5-week Introduction to BSL, face-to-face Tuesday afternoons
Start date: Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Time: 4-5pm
Duration: 5 Weeks (1 hour per week)
Location: Face-to-face at Manchester Deaf Centre
Fee: £85
Dates: 23.04.24, 30.04.24, 07.05.24, 14.05.24, 21.05.24
5-week Introduction to BSL, online Friday afternoons
Start date: Friday 26th April 2024
Time: 5-6pm
Duration: 5 Weeks (1 hour per week)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: £85
Dates: 26.04.24, 03.05.24, 10.05.24, 17.05.24, 24.05.24
5-week Introduction to BSL, online Wednesday evenings
Start date: Wednesday 1st May 2024
Time: 7-8pm
Duration: 5 Weeks (1 hour per week)
Location: Online via Zoom
Fee: £85
Dates: 01.05.2024, 08.05.2024, 15.05.2024, 22.05.2024, 29.05.2024

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Please note: you will not pay for this course at the time of booking, you will receive an email confirming your place and will then be contacted to make payment. We are not able to offer any refunds should you decide to withdraw from this course.


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Manchester Deaf Centre,
Crawford House,
Booth Street East,
M13 9GH

09:00 – 17:00


0161 273 3415

Registered Charity Number: 1110373