MLX-90002 - British Sign Language 2
Coordinator: Andrew Rowe
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

Yes

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2019/20

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 a.rowe@keele.ac.uk.

Aims
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
: 1,2
give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL
: 1,2
give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL: 1,2
demonstrate an awareness of BSL language development and linguistics: 1,2

Study hours

22 contact hours
1 hour assessments
66 hours coursework completion
61 hours exam and assessment preparation

School Rules

Students must have completed MLX-90001, BSL1, or have equivalent knowledge. Language Centre approval required for this module.

Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 40%
Learner Journal
Learner Journal of approximately 800 words including a contrastive analysis

2: Oral Exam weighted 60%
Examination in productive and receptive skills
Students will sign for 4-5 minutes, including questions from the examiner.