About

Would you like to join an amazing community of 150,000 people familiar with British Sign Language?

In this video course, you will meet YouTuber and Deaf role model, Jazzy. Watch and copy each sign, body movement and facial expression perfectly to hold meaningful conversations with the Deaf community. 

The beauty of this British Sign Language course with videos is you can pause and practice the signs as often as you need. 

Quickly learn phrases you can use everyday and confidently sign in many real-life situations from shopping and travelling to socializing and talking about your family.

Requirements

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume. 

Lessons

Module 1: Introduction

  • Meet your tutor, Jazzy Whipps, YouTuber and native BSL speaker
  • Course overview: How will learning BSL help me?
  • What is British Sign Language?
  • What hearing people get wrong: Deaf culture and etiquette
  • How to form a sentence in BSL
  • Grammar basics: Past, future and present

Module 2: Let’s Get Started

  • Facial expressions
  • British Sign Language alphabet and fingerspelling
  • Handshapes
  • British Sign Language introductions and greetings

Module 3: The Basic Building Blocks

  • Numbers
  • Colours
  • Days of the week
  • Months

Module 4: Family And Home

  • Talking about family members
  • Pets and other animals
  • Describing people
  • Social occasions and invitations
  • Jobs and school

Module 5: Further Essentials

  • Talking about clothes
  • Vehicles and transport
  • How do you feel?
  • Travel and vacations
  • How’s the weather?

Module 6: Out And About

  • Places around town
  • How do I get to the post office?
  • I like spaghetti
  • Time for a drink
  • Let’s go shopping
  • Thanks and goodbye

Career

Who is this course for

  • Every hearing person who wants to reach out and make a huge difference to the 150,000 BSL users
  • People who are hard of hearing or suffering hearing loss
  • Anyone who deals with the public - from shop assistants to medical professionals - will benefit from knowing BSL to better understand their Deaf customers and clients

    Career path

    • Knowing BSL sign language will enhance your CV, particularly if your work involves dealing with the public
    • Explore being an advocate for and working with the Deaf community
    • Become a translator or interpreter in the classroom, government agencies, museums, hospitals or even on television
    • Teachers and classroom assistants who learn British Sign Language will be a great asset to any school

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

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    About

    Would you like to join an amazing community of 150,000 people familiar with British Sign Language?

    In this video course, you will meet YouTuber and Deaf role model, Jazzy. Watch and copy each sign, body movement and facial expression perfectly to hold meaningful conversations with the Deaf community. 

    The beauty of this British Sign Language course with videos is you can pause and practice the signs as often as you need. 

    Quickly learn phrases you can use everyday and confidently sign in many real-life situations from shopping and travelling to socializing and talking about your family.

    Requirements

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume. 

    Lessons

    Module 1: Introduction

    • Meet your tutor, Jazzy Whipps, YouTuber and native BSL speaker
    • Course overview: How will learning BSL help me?
    • What is British Sign Language?
    • What hearing people get wrong: Deaf culture and etiquette
    • How to form a sentence in BSL
    • Grammar basics: Past, future and present

    Module 2: Let’s Get Started

    • Facial expressions
    • British Sign Language alphabet and fingerspelling
    • Handshapes
    • British Sign Language introductions and greetings

    Module 3: The Basic Building Blocks

    • Numbers
    • Colours
    • Days of the week
    • Months

    Module 4: Family And Home

    • Talking about family members
    • Pets and other animals
    • Describing people
    • Social occasions and invitations
    • Jobs and school

    Module 5: Further Essentials

    • Talking about clothes
    • Vehicles and transport
    • How do you feel?
    • Travel and vacations
    • How’s the weather?

    Module 6: Out And About

    • Places around town
    • How do I get to the post office?
    • I like spaghetti
    • Time for a drink
    • Let’s go shopping
    • Thanks and goodbye

    Career

    Who is this course for

    • Every hearing person who wants to reach out and make a huge difference to the 150,000 BSL users
    • People who are hard of hearing or suffering hearing loss
    • Anyone who deals with the public - from shop assistants to medical professionals - will benefit from knowing BSL to better understand their Deaf customers and clients

      Career path

      • Knowing BSL sign language will enhance your CV, particularly if your work involves dealing with the public
      • Explore being an advocate for and working with the Deaf community
      • Become a translator or interpreter in the classroom, government agencies, museums, hospitals or even on television
      • Teachers and classroom assistants who learn British Sign Language will be a great asset to any school

      Certification

      You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

      Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

      All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org). When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution.

      2428 Students

      Guarantee

      Accredited

      Accredited