BSL-90001 - British Sign Language 1
Coordinator: Alison J Long Tel: +44 1782 7 33146
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2022/23

This module aims to give students an understanding of the principles of British Sign Language (BSL), and the ability to use and understand basic BSL.

Intended Learning Outcomes

understand and use a limited range of simple words and sentences in BSL: 2
fingerspell in BSL: 2
understand the basic principles of BSL: 1,2
demonstrate an awareness of the deaf community and culture, communication aids and BSL language structure: 1,2

Study hours

22 hours contact teaching
1 hour assessments
66 hours class preparation and coursework
61 hours exam and assessment preparation

School Rules

This module is for students who do not have any previous experience in BSL. Language Centre approval required.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 40%
Learner Journal
Learner Journal of approximately 800 words including a contrastive language analysis

2: Oral Exam weighted 60%
Exam in receptive and productive skills
Students will complete a 3-5 minute productive and receptive test, and answer questions from the examiner.