Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL)

Introduction to British Sign Language (BSL)

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Interested in learning British Sign Language (BSL)?
Want to improve your communication with deaf people?
Join our evening course!

The Film Bunch and Sign for All are collaborating together to deliver an Introduction to British Sign Language course, which is suitable for complete beginners who have a general interest in BSL and want to improve their communication skills with deaf people. No prior knowledge of BSL is needed.

This is a non-accredited course where you will learn basic BSL including fingerspelling alphabet, numbers, grammar, everyday vocabulary and conversation such as greetings, emotions, family and more.

The course will run for 10 weeks in Hackney Central. Each lesson will last for 2 hours with a short break. Students will participate in group work and activities, meet deaf guest speakers and be given optional homework tasks. Students will get free tickets to any events The Film Bunch have during the course.

By the end of the course, you will have an understanding of BSL and deaf culture and be able to interact in basic conversation with deaf people.

The course is also an ideal introduction to the language for those who may be thinking about studying for a Level 1 qualification in BSL. Please note this is a course for adults so not suitable for under 18s.

If you have any questions, please email us at or come along to our Refreshers Signing Meetup on 28th August to find out more.

Early bird tickets end on 16th August, grab yours now! We offer a 15% concession discount. This applies to senior citizens (55 and over), students, registered unemployed, and disabled people. Please use the code TFB15 during checkout. You must have proof to use this discount.

Class of March 2019

Class of March 2019

Course dates:
Monday 9th September
Monday 16th September
Monday 23rd September
Monday 30th September
Monday 7th October
Monday 14th October
Monday 28th October
Monday 4th November
Monday 11th November
Monday 18th November

We will not have a session on Monday 21st October as this falls on a half-term holiday.

I did the Introduction to British Sign Language course with The Film Bunch and Sign for All earlier this year and I loved it. I had been wanting to start learning BSL for a while and this course was the perfect starting place. Irina and Eli from Sign for All were friendly, patient and enthusiastic which in turn made us eager to learn. The amount of work we got through was really impressive, and there was always time for questions and about more detailed/specific signing. They also made sure they incorporated awareness about the deaf/hard of hearing community and how best to be respectful allies. Aside from being very educational, it was also a fun way to spend Monday evenings with such a lovely bunch of people. I would highly recommend this course to anyone, whether they have never signed before or they want to refresh whatever BSL they know.
— Isaura Barbé-Brown
I had a lot of fun learning BSL and everyone involved was dedicated, enthusiastic and encouraging. I have now more confidence to communicate with the deaf community and highly recommend learning with the Sign for All community.
— Renée de Nève
163 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH  The nearest station is Hackney Central or Homerton

163 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH
The nearest station is Hackney Central or Homerton