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 .

2020 Winter term dates

Lesson 1 13th January
Lesson 2 20th January
Lesson 3 27th January
Lesson 4 3rd February
Lesson 5 10th February
17th February (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 24th February
Lesson 7 2nd March
Lesson 8 9th March
Lesson 9 16th March
Lesson 10 23rd March

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 16th January
Lesson 2 23rd January
Lesson 3 30th January
Lesson 4 6th February
Lesson 5 13th February
20th February (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 27th February
Lesson 7 5th March
Lesson 8 12th March
Lesson 9 19th March
Lesson 10 26th March

2020 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 15th January
Lesson 2 22nd January
Lesson 3 29th January
Lesson 4 5th February
Lesson 5 12th February
19th February (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 26th February
Lesson 7 4th March
Lesson 8 11th March
Lesson 9 18th March
Lesson 10 25th March

2020 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.