Literacy courses presented in British Sign Language

Deaf ? Want to improve your literacy ?

If so, why not ENROL for FREE and take a look at the courses below.

Each course consists of:

BSL video

Lesson texts – (available to download)

Comprehension exercises

Fun quizzws

The English Language

Have you ever wondered where the English language came from ?
Ever been in a pickle ?
Why is the French word bouef so similar to beef ?
Did you know that the words oxygen, pyjamas and shampoo are imported ?
Do you know a poem called Beowulf ?

This course outlines the historical development of the English language – focussing especially on paragraphs, sentences, capital letters, the full stop, commas and punctuation.


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Looking for Work

A close look at what makes a job advert and how to read and understand them correctly.
Duties, responsibilities, workplaces and skills….
What is a person specification?
This course will explain how job adverts are presented and hopefully help you to understand them a little better. Your knowledge will be tested through fun based quizzes and exercises – focussing especially on abbreviations, articles, work based vocabulary and the Present Simple.


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Curriculum Vitae

A course of life – your life!
What should you include in a CV ?
How should you write it, what sort of layout or design should you use ?
Your knowledge will be tested through fun based quizzes and exercises – focussing on Latin abbreviations, Past Simple (regular verbs) and adjectives with a special look at the adjectives good and nice.


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The Post

This course focusses on writing letters. Although slightly old fashioned, letters are still sometimes necessary – especially when complaining. Much of what you learn here is transferable to the writing of emails.

Should you write an informal or formal letter when complaining ?
What are the differences between informal and formal words and phrases.

Your knowledge will be tested through fun based quizzes and exercises – focussing on the use of contractions.


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Health

How to register with a doctor.
What should you do when you get ill?
What are over the counter medicines ?
Taking medicines and understanding the instructions!
Your knowledge will be tested through fun based quizzes and exercises – this lesson focusses on modal verbs – in particular: can, may, must, should.


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Newspapers

Do you know the difference between a broadsheet and a tabloid ?
It can sometimes be difficult to decide whether something is a fact or an opinion.
Your knowledge will be tested through fun based quizzes and exercises – this lesson focusses on the Past Simple (irregular verbs).


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Technology

Technology has had a massive impact upon the Deaf community – most of it positive. Minicoms were invented to allow text conversations via a standard telephone line. Computers, once the size of small rooms, are now small enough to fit in your pocket. Mobile phones allowed Deaf people to communicate whilst out and about – a massive breakthrough. Your knowledge will be tested through fun based quizzes and exercises – this lesson focusses on comparative and superlative adjectives.


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The Future

Who can predict the future ?
What will healthcare be like ?
Houses ?
Cars ?
How do we talk about the future?
This course will show you how to talk about future events using the correct forms. Your knowledge will be tested through fun based quizzes and exercises – this lesson focusses on using the Present Simple and Present Continuous to talk about the future as well as the use of will and going to.


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The Dictionary

Did you know that there are a vast range of specialist dictionaries available – including a Dictionary of British Sign Language ?

This course will help you to use an English dictionary effectively and you will be surprised as to how useful a dictionary can be and what information it contains…it is far more than a list of words in alphabetical order !

Your knowledge will be tested through fun based quizzes and exercises – this lesson focusses on abbreviations,  parts of speech and alphabetical order.


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