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Linguistics Courses

Due to COVID-19, we have postponed our scheduled training dates as we are not able to offer face to face training sessions at present. We are currently working on offering online training sessions and will post further details in due course.

BSL Linguistics

Dates: Saturday, 16th May and Sunday, 17th May and Saturday, 6th and Sunday, 7th June 2020. (Participants need to attend all four sessions).

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fee: £240.00

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

Delivered by: Tessa Padden

Tessa Padden, MA is a qualified Deaf Interpreter and Translator as well as a BSL Teacher trainer and an experienced teacher of BSL and Linguistics at University level.

We are delighted to welcome Tessa to BSL Link for Communication to teach this 20 hour course, consisting of 4 workshops over two weekends. The course will include aspects such as; the Conditional Clause, BSL Semantics, Simultaneous Signs, Syntactic Space, Tenses/Time Markers, Non-Manual Features (NMF), Negation, Morphology, Verb classes and Classifiers. The sessions will consist of presentations, group work, video clips and handouts.

Participants will also be expected to study independently between sessions, homework exercises will be provided for personal practise and development.

The course is ideal for those studying Level 4 and Level 6 British Sign Language and for Deaf people, professionals and teachers with an interest in the structure of BSL. 

For further details and a registration form, please email

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