BSL-90004 - British Sign Language 4
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





Completion of BSL 3 (BSL-90003) module or equivalent study.

Barred Combinations


Description for 2023/24

This module builds on the skills acquired through the first three BSL modules (or equivalent study), and further develops students'; abilities to use and understand more complex grammatical aspects of BSL.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL.
: 2,3
Demonstrate an awareness of the deaf community and culture, communication aids and BSL language structure: 1,3
Demonstrate an awareness of BSL language development and linguistics.
: 1,2,3
Fingerspell in BSL: 3

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

Completion of BSL 3 (BSL-90003) module or equivalent study.
Admission to the module must be confirmed through completion of a language-level self-assessment form.

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.