Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23
Available as a Free Standing Elective
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: 2understand the basic principles of BSL: 1,2demonstrate an awareness of the deaf community and culture, communication aids and BSL language structure: 1,2
22 hours contact teaching1 hour assessments66 hours class preparation and coursework61 hours exam and assessment preparation
This module is for students who do not have any previous experience in BSL. Language Centre approval required.
1: Portfolio weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
Learner JournalLearner Journal of approximately 800 words including a contrastive language analysis2: Oral Exam weighted 60%
Exam in receptive and productive skillsStudents will complete a 3-5 minute productive and receptive test, and answer questions from the examiner.