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Wed 18 Oct, Wed 25 Oct, ... Wed 13 Mar 2024
16:00 - 18:00

Venue: Department of Engineering, CLIC 2

Provided by: Engineering Centre for Languages & Inter-Communication


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CLIC: Introduction to British Sign Language
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Wed 18 Oct, Wed 25 Oct, ... Wed 13 Mar 2024

Description

This course is designed for learners who have very limited or no previous knowledge of British Sign Language (BSL). The course aims to enable individuals to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf or hard of hearing people, to develop understanding of the BSL sentence syntax and to learn more about a Deaf Culture.

Please note this course is not credit-bearing and so cannot be used as part of a Tripos.

Target audience
  • All staff and students from Cambridge University Engineering Department
  • Further details regarding CLIC's eligibility criteria are available here
Sessions

Number of sessions: 15

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Wed 18 Oct 2023   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
2 Wed 25 Oct 2023   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
3 Wed 1 Nov 2023   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
4 Wed 8 Nov 2023   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
5 Wed 15 Nov 2023   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
6 Wed 22 Nov 2023   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
7 Wed 29 Nov 2023   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
8 Wed 24 Jan   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
9 Wed 31 Jan   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
10 Wed 7 Feb   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
11 Wed 14 Feb   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
12 Wed 21 Feb   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
13 Wed 28 Feb   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
14 Wed 6 Mar   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
15 Wed 13 Mar   16:00 - 18:00 16:00 - 18:00 Department of Engineering, CLIC 2 map Zrinka Mendas
Objectives

In this course, students will learn how to:

  • Fingerspell and lip-read
  • Meet and greet people
  • Introduce yourself (name, age, where you live)
  • Describe one’s family
  • Talk about the weather, months of the year and the seasons
  • Give directions and discuss transport
  • Describe animals and pets
  • Practise shopping for food and clothes

Students will also learn about:

  • Basic BSL syntax and grammar rules
  • Verbs
  • Negative and positive face expressions and emotions
  • Use of W-questions
  • Prepositions
  • Timelines
Aims

This course aims to enable learners to understand and use BSL effectively for purposes of practical communication with deaf or hard of hearing people, to develop understanding of the BSL sentence syntax and to learn more about a Deaf Culture.

Format

Class work and individual study. This course will be classroom based at CUED (in person, face to face teaching).

Frequency

Once per year

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Theme
CLIC: British Sign Language

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