Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
British Sign Language (BSL) is used by 150,000 people in the UK, and knowledge of the language is useful in the fields of health care, social work and education. Completion of this module will give students the ability to communicate in everyday situations and provide the basis for further development in BSL.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 email@example.com.
This module aims to enhance students' ability to understand and use basic British Sign Language (BSL) and understanding of deaf culture.
Intended Learning Outcomes
take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL: 1,2give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL: 1,2give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL: 1,2demonstrate an awareness of BSL language development and linguistics: 1,2
22 contact hours1 hour assessments66 hours coursework completion61 hours exam and assessment preparation
Students must have completed MLX-90001, BSL1, or have equivalent knowledge. Language Centre approval required for this module.
1: Portfolio weighted 40%
Description of Module Assessment
Learner JournalLearner Journal of approximately 800 words including a contrastive analysis2: Oral Exam weighted 60%
Examination in productive and receptive skillsStudents will sign for 4-5 minutes, including questions from the examiner.