Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module is designed for students with no previous experience of British Sign Language (BSL), and who wish to gain basic BSL skills and deaf awareness. Come along and meet our tutor on Monday 30th September 2019 between 12.00-3.00pm in Room CBB0.001.Students studying on our BSL modules may have the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification with Signature Level 1 award in British Sign Language. If you would like to find out more about this, including costs please contact Andy Rowe on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: be able to fingerspell in BSL: 22understand the basic principles of BSL: 1,2demonstrate an awareness of deaf culture and BSL language development: 1
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.