British Sign Language

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BSL is the language of the Deaf community. BSL has its own vocabulary, structure and grammar which is different from English. It is a visual, gestural language which uses handshapes, facial expression and body language to express meaning. The classes are very informal and anyone can join whether you are a complete beginner or already know some signs. It is an opportunity for students to polish up their Sign Language in a social environment. There are no exams, so no pressure! We have evening classes, for further information please contact us.

I’m Mark, born deaf, so BSL is my first language. English is my second language. I teach BSL as an introduction to signing for those who are interested. It’s fun, informal, and informative. We currently do not provide national diploma recognised courses due to the costs involved.

Sign Language classes in Eastbourne

Beginners BSL classes at our Centre, 8 St Leonard’s Road, Eastbourne on Mondays (unless where stated) from 2.30pm to 4.00pm (term-time only) £60 per term (10 lessons) or £40 if you are unemployed or pensioners .

2019 Winter term dates

Lesson 1 23rd September
Lesson 2 30th September
Lesson 3 7th October
Lesson 4 14th October
Lesson 5 21st October
28th October (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 4th November
Lesson 7 11th November
Lesson 8 18th November
Lesson 9 25th November
Lesson 10 2nd December

Improvers BSL classes at our Centre, 8 St Leonard’s Road, Eastbourne on Thursdays from 2.30pm to 4.00pm (term-time only)  £60 per term (10 lessons) or £40 if you are unemployed or pensioners.

Lesson 1 26th September
Lesson 2 3rd October
Lesson 3 10th October
Lesson 4 17th October
Lesson 5 24th October
31st October (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 7th November
Lesson 7 14th November
Lesson 8 21st November
Lesson 9 28th November
Lesson 10 5th December

2019 Winter term dates

Evening BSL classes at our Centre, 8 St Leonard’s Road, Eastbourne on Wednesdays from 6.00pm to 7.30pm (term-time only)  £60 per term (10 lessons) or £40 if you are unemployed or pensioners.

Lesson 1 25th September
Lesson 2 2nd October
Lesson 3 9th October
Lesson 4 16th October
Lesson 5 23rd October
30th October (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 6th November
Lesson 7 13th November
Lesson 8 20th November
Lesson 9 27th November
Lesson 10 4th December

2019 Winter term dates

Sign Language classes in Hastings

2019 Winter term dates

Southwater Area Community Centre, 1 Stainsby Street, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6LA, Thursdays from 2.00pm to 3.30pm, term-time only.   £60 per term (10 lessons) or £40 if you are unemployed or pensioners.  Light refreshments are provided.

Lesson 1 3rd October
Lesson 2 10th October
Lesson 3 17th October
Lesson 4 24th October
Lesson 5 31st October
Lesson 6 7th November
Lesson 7 14th November
Lesson 8 21st November
Lesson 9 28th November
Lesson 10 5th December

BSL signing classes in Lewes

Lewes House of Friendship, 208 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2NS, Tuesdays (fortnightly) from 2.00pm to 3.00pm.  

2019 autumn dates to be confirmed. Please contact us for more information – mail@eshrc.org / 01323 722505.