Cambridgeshire Deaf Association have launched a new 1-day sign language course aimed at people who work in public services, customer facing positions or just interested in learning.
The Sign Language Basics course has been designed to give attendees an introduction to the language covering topics like the alphabet, numbers and greetings as well as a basic understanding of the structure of BSL and how to use facial expressions.
It will be held in both Peterborough and Cambridge and is being delivered by respected sign language tutor Charlene Spires who is deaf and uses BSL as her first language.
The course will ideally suit people who work in customer facing positions who come into contact withe deaf people or are just interested to know more. British Sign Language is the second most sought after language to learn and 12 million people in the UK would like to learn it.
Cambridgeshire Deaf Association’s Managing Director Andy Palmer said:
“Sign Language is great fun to learn, builds bridges with different communities and is very useful for people working in customer facing or public service roles.
“That’s why we’ve developed this 1-day course to give people a basic knowledge of BSL and some very useful signs to put into action. We know from speaking to professionals and deaf people that there is also a great need for more people to know some basic sign language if they are delivering services to deaf people.”
“Sign language is also tremendously popular. More popular among people than French or German so we also want to give people a chance to see what all the fuss is about and hopefully then go on one of our popular Sign Language Academy courses.”
The course cost is only £60 per delegate and includes lunch and refreshments. Click here if you would like to find our more or to book