Donaldson's is Scotland's national school for pupils who are deaf or have communication difficulties.
British Sign Language (BSL) is the first or preferred language of many Deaf people in the UK. It is a language of space and movement using the hands, body, face and head. Many hearing people also use BSL, meaning it is used more than Welsh or Gaelic.
The Programme of BSL Courses that we will be running during 2014-2015 are:
This class is for anyone who wishes to learn the basics of British Sign Language, no previous experience is necessary. Certified by Donaldson's School this weekly 2 hour class runs for 10 weeks, and is delivered by a qualified BSL Tutor. The class fee is £150 in total. Please note that this course has been approved by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) for Individual Learning Account (ILA) funding should applicants be eligible (see Training Courses page for more information).
Starts: Tuesday 26 August 2014 to 28 October 2014 between 6:30pm-8:30pm
Starts: Thursday 28 August 2014 to 30 October 2014 between 6:30pm-8:30pm
Starts: Wednesday 11 March 2015 to 27 May 2015 between 6:30pm-8:30pm
If you are interested in applying for either of the Introduction to BSL courses then please complete and return the application form to us. You can view the curriculum of this course through Introduction to BSL.
This class is designed for students who have completed Donaldson's Introduction to British Sign Language course or have a basic facility with BSL. Fully accredited by Signature this weekly 2.5hr class runs for 26 weeks in total, and is delivered by a qualified BSL Tutor. Students will be able to communicate with Deaf people and BSL users using simple everyday language over a range of common topics.
Starts: Tuesday 18 November 2014 to 16 June 2015 between 6.30pm-9pm
Starts: Thursday 20 November 2014 to 18 June 2015 between 6.30pm-9pm
The fee for this course is £370, this price includes all course and examination fees. Please note that this course has been approved by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) for Individual Learning Account (ILA) funding should applicants be eligible(see Training Courses page for more information).
If you are interested in applying for either of the BSL Level 1 courses then please complete and return the application form to us. You an view the curriculum of this course through Signature BSL Level 1.
"Today was one of the proudest days. Signing (to the Head of Deaf Studies) and being able to understand what was said in return."
"Most enjoyable - fantastic Tutor"
Feedback received from the Introduction to BSL Class
"The BSL course was amazing last night and can't wait until next week. We had fun showing the other kids when we got home and our son was impressed with our colour signing. Thanks again for your help and support, we will look forward to every Wednesday."
Parent of Donaldson's pupil attending BSL Classes for the first time