Access to BSL  |  BSL Level 2

BSL Level 2

Course Outline

What is the course about?

This qualification is designed to enable you to communicate with Deaf people in BSL at Level 2 on a range of topics that include everyday language use in the family, social or work lives of deaf people.

What topics will we cover?

You will learn receptive, productive and conversational skills at level 2 in the following topic areas:

– Everyday conversation

– Daily social / work / school routines

– Eating and drinking

– Shopping and spending

– Travel and holidays

– BSL grammatical structure and features.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Demonstrate signing skills in BSL structure at Level 2 by:

– Showing a wide range of vocabulary

– Using correct and clear hand shapes

– Using suitable facial expressions with signs

– Conducting a conversation with a deaf person

– Showing turn-taking and asking for clarification

– Telling a short story

– Answering questions on a short story signed.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You will need to have passed level 1 in BSL. You will need to have basic literacy skills as you will be asked to write some self-evaluations and read topics and instructions for examinations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

– Pair/group work

– Questions and answers

– Role play

– Discussion

– Conduct a conversation

– Receptive skills from DVDs

Practical work.

– Group practicals outside of lessons arranged by students.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You need to buy Unit BSL201 Assessment, Signed Stories. Notebook, Pen and a willingness to learn.

Do I need to have an assessment before I can start?

Yes. Your competency level needs to be assessed before commencing, to ensure the course is right for you.

What feedback will I get?

You will receive regular feedback throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor assess the progress you have made. You will have 1 : 1 tutorials and get feedback on your progress.

When I’ve finished, what course can I do next?

The qualification is divided into three units, each of which can be achieved separately. Students should take unit 201 BSL receptive skills, unit 202, BSL productive skills and unit 203 conversation skills. All units are externally assessed by a Signature assessor.

If successful in passing the Signature Level 2 assessments, you can progress to a “Working Towards Level 3 in BSL” course.