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Other Training 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 these training sessions online and will post further details in due course.

Introduction to British Sign Language

Dates: To be confirmed (5 sessions)

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm 

Fee - £85.00

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

Suitable for anyone who is interested in gaining some basic skills in British Sign Language. Come and join us for these fun and practical sessions; you will learn vocabulary, fingerspelling and some simple everyday language. This is a stand-alone course but will also give you the option to progress on to further levels of BSL.

Language Support in Education for LSA/CSW/Families of Deaf Children

Date: To be confirmed

Time: Three hours session - Time to be confirmed

Fee: £45.00

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

Delivered by: Tessa Padden in BSL

This workshop is suitable for Language Support Assistants (LSA), Communication Support Workers (CSW) and Families of Deaf Children to refresh develop skills to:

  • Engage with d/Children of all ages
  • Explain concepts to d/Deaf children
  • Explore practical activities on school subjects to improve d/Deaf children’s understanding
  • Put children at ease or discipline them as culturally appropriate
  • Respond to children talking to us in culturally appropriate ways, e.g. facial cues, body language and verbal cues
  • Raise awareness of different language dynamics among children from different backgrounds
  • Learn when to introduce fingerspelling and how to help with English reading skills

Following feedback from our successful first course, we are pleased to say that we are able to attend your venue to teach this session, if your educational, staff team would find this easier. For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

2nd Language Teaching Methods for BSL Teachers

Date: To be confirmed 

Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm

Fee: £85.00 for just Saturday, £160.00 for both days

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

Delivered By: Tessa Padden, MA

Are you an experienced BSL Teacher or just beginning your teaching career? We are offering two training days that will discuss and develop a range of second language teaching methods.  Day one will focus on teaching Levels 1 and 2 and day two will progress onto teaching Levels 3 to 6.

Attendees can choose to join for just Saturday but those who wish to learn about Levels 3 to 6 will need to enrol for both days due to the structure of the training.

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

Classroom Management for BSL Teachers

Date: To be confirmed

Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm

Fee: £85.00

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

Do you find the demands of a group difficult to manage? Do you want some strategies to help you cope with the different ages, personalities, learning styles and abilities in your classroom? Do you want advice on how to deal with challenging students? If yes, then this is the course for you. Following on from the success 2nd Language Teaching Methods course, we are excited to offer this new, one day training session taught by Tessa Padden in BSL.

On the course you will learn how to:

  • Understand different learning styles and how to overcome them
  • Evaluate Learners
  • Plan different classroom dynamics
  • Expand language functions at different levels
  • Deal with difficult learners positively
  • Correct signing errors appropriately and sensitively
  • Make BSL learning more interesting and enjoyable

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

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk

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