BSL-90003 - British Sign Language 3
Coordinator: Andrew Rowe
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Students must have completed BSL1 and BSL2 or equivalent.

Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

Students will further develop their productive and receptive skills in BSL, building on their previous study. The module will concentrate on the development of students' understanding and competency in using the grammatical rules of BSL, including area such as negation, affirmation, question forms, directional verbs and connectors. Students will also further their knowledge of deaf history and culture.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Use and understand more complex BSL grammar, including negation, question forms, directional verbs and connectors: 2,3
Understand and develop the use of mouth patterns: 2,3
Give a presentation using BSL: 3
Gain further understanding of deaf history and culture in the UK: 1

Study hours

20 hours contact teaching.
100 hours class preparation, revision and private study.
15 hours preparation and completion of Portfolio.
15 hours preparation for and attendance at Oral Exam.

School Rules

Students must have completed BSL1 and BSL2 or equivalent.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Online Tasks weighted 25%
Learner Journal
Learner Journal of approximately 1000 words including a contrastive language analysis.

2: Competence weighted 25%
Receptive Task
Receptive task: students will watch a video clip played and signed in BSL, they will be able to take notes, and then they will have to answer several multiple-choice questions related to the video.

3: Practical Exam weighted 50%
Oral exam in receptive and productive skills.
Students will give a 3-5 minute individual presentation, using BSL, and engage in a 7-10 minute conversation about the presentation.