British Sign Language (BSL) courses and practice places/resources

B - BSLS - BSLL - BSL

If you would like to learn British Sign Language, you can go to BSL Level 1-6 courses in local schools, colleges and centres - have a look on Signature website click here for local courses by entering your postcode. Including other type of courses involving with communicating with D/deaf and deafblind people.

Or have a look in the free local education papers like CityLife for Newcastle residents or online for 'BSL course in (your area)'.

More information about BSL and resources for each level can be found on here.

Places and resources to practice BSL

If you would like information about BSL courses in the North East (Newcastle and South Shields) please ring/text Julie New 07956 202863 and click here for their website and click here for their poster

 


BSL Level 1 and 2 in South Shields in September/October

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 Level 1-4 BSL courses in Newcastle College - Contact Learning Support 0191 200 4189 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or look for Sign Language courses on Newcastle College website www.ncl-coll.ac.uk

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BSL Taster and Level 1-6 and Deafblind course in Newcastle/Sunderland starting January 2017 - click here for more details


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Deafblind Enablement

Deafblind Communicator-Guide Support Worker Course (Signature DBG2) -Click here for more information
 and click here for the booking form.

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 Level 6 in Newcastle - Click here for more details

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Level 1 in Gateshead starting January 2017

If you are interested in securing a place and would like to apply please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Alternatively, you can text 07792588739 to contact Robin Herdman to book or for further information.

Level 4 in Gateshead starting January 2017 - click here for more information

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New website - www.handsonbsltuition.co.uk

Level 1 starting January 2017 on in Newcastle - click here for more details.

Level 2 starting January 2017 in Ashington - click here for more details.

NSBSL

Sign and See - click here for the poster

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Website www.jb-training.co.uk

 JB Training 2017


Jacqueline Barnes-Jones (BA HONS), Manager - JB Training

email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

voice/text: 07762 830775

www.jb-training.co.uk

Twitter: @JBDeafTraining

Facebook: JB Training


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BSL Level 1 & 2 in Norton in The Destiny Church - click here for poster


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DeafmissionCoffee Mornings
When: Every Thursday morning at 10.30am-12.30pm.
Where: St. Andrew's Church (Deaf Mission), Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5SS - click here for a map
Contact: Alma Bell  Mobile: 07985 632 357
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 10am - 1pm

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NDCNewcastle Deaf Centre - Our Lady of Lourdes (Website)
Where: 2 Summerhill Grove, Summerhill Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6EE - click here for a map and directions.
Some Saturdays - Grand Bingo- click here for dates and other events.
Sunday Evenings - Social and Sports Club at 7pm-10.30pm - bar, bingo, activities, TV for sports, pool, darts, raffles. Click here for more information including indoor games.
BSL students are welcome to keep up with signing in Saturday and Sunday evenings (small charge apply for entry).
Contact: E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Iris Luke - Administrator)
Voice/Fax: 0191 232 4104

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Tynemouth Sign Language Social

Where: Salutation Inn, Front St, Tynemouth, North Shields, Tyne and Wear NE30 4BT.


When
: See dates on poster below

Tynemouth Social

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Northumberland

Northumberland and District Deaf Club
Where: Cramlington Working Men's Club, Park View, Northumberland, NE23 6QJ
When: Every Thursday evenings starts at 7pm
Who for: Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people to have chats and play bingo and also hearing people who would like to learn and practice Sign Language or to find out more about the Deaf Community - click here for the poster.
Contact Club Secretary E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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M and M BSL Club
Where: The Lambton Arms, Front Street, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, DH3 3BJ - click here for a map and directions.
When: Every month on a Saturday afternoon at 1-4pm.
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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fingerspelling
Fingerspelling Challenge
Fun way to learn/practice fingerspelling... try this fingerspellig challenge and see how many word your scored! Click here for the challenge.
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SignatureSignature Homework page
You can practice your BSL Level 1 and 2 skills in your homework - click here.
The BSL101 unit (Level 1) is FREE - all you need to do is register for instant access. Click here to register now.

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Signed StoriesITV Signed Stories
Fun and exciting stories in British Sign Language for children and adults! click here for the website and click here for the world’s first animated storytelling FREE iPhone and iPad app with both British and American Sign Language! Download the free app now and get The Three Billy Goats Gruff for free!

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SignIt'Sign It' BSL vocululary App for iPhone, iPod and iPad
A new BSL vocubulary app - a group of young deaf people in South Tyneside have created this charitable app to support friends and family in learning British Sign Language (BSL) - click here for their article and click here for the free 'Sign It' Lite and click here for the full version of the 'Sign It' app.

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SignworldSignworld
Provide online Sign Language packages which you can learn on any computer at any time at low cost - click here for more information about the packages.

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Whats the sign for

What's The Sign For...?
Sign Language resource website including DVDs, videos and downloads for teaching and practice purposes - click here.

Updated 12/4/17

Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit www.myequipmentnewcastle.org.uk


Another Council Services can be found on this link http://www.deaflink.org.uk/important-services/city-council


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