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From the Inside Flap

Learn to:

  • Get to grips with everyday BSL grammar and vocabulary
  • Use your body as a communication tool
  • Understand Deaf culture
  • Start signing right away using the online content

Learn British Sign Language quickly and easily with this essential guide and online content

This lively guide introduces the key hand shapes and gestures you need to communicate in British Sign Language. The illustrations depict both the actions and facial expressions used to sign accurately, while the online content features real-life BSL conversations in action. With these practical tools, you'll become an expert signer in no time!

  • Start to sign learn about Deaf communication and practise simple signs to get you going
  • Learn everyday BSL — develop the grammar and vocabulary skills that are the building blocks to using British Sign Language
  • Get out and about — sign with confidence in a wide range of real life situations, from travelling to dating
  • Look into Deaf life — learn about the history of the Deaf Community and how they've adapted their technology and lifestyles to suit their needs

Open the book and find:

  • How Deaf people communicate
  • Basic vocabulary signs and grammar rules
  • How to introduce yourself and get to know someone in Sign
  • Different ways to express your feelings
  • How to describe yourself and your surroundings
  • Games and activities to help you practise your signing technique
  • The history of British Sign Language and Deaf culture
  • Full illustrations of BSL signs
  • Online content showing signing in action

From the Back Cover

Learn to:

  • Get to grips with everyday BSL grammar and vocabulary
  • Use your body as a communication tool
  • Understand Deaf culture
  • Start signing right away using the online content

Learn British Sign Language quickly and easily with this essential guide and online content

This lively guide introduces the key hand shapes and gestures you need to communicate in British Sign Language. The illustrations depict both the actions and facial expressions used to sign accurately, while the online content features real-life BSL conversations in action. With these practical tools, you'll become an expert signer in no time!

  • Start to sign learn about Deaf communication and practise simple signs to get you going
  • Learn everyday BSL — develop the grammar and vocabulary skills that are the building blocks to using British Sign Language
  • Get out and about — sign with confidence in a wide range of real life situations, from travelling to dating
  • Look into Deaf life — learn about the history of the Deaf Community and how they've adapted their technology and lifestyles to suit their needs

Open the book and find:

  • How Deaf people communicate
  • Basic vocabulary signs and grammar rules
  • How to introduce yourself and get to know someone in Sign
  • Different ways to express your feelings
  • How to describe yourself and your surroundings
  • Games and activities to help you practise your signing technique
  • The history of British Sign Language and Deaf culture
  • Full illustrations of BSL signs
  • Online content showing signing in action


Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ For Dummies; 1st edition (7 Nov. 2008)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0470694777
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0470694770
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 18.8 x 2.03 x 23.37 cm
  • Customer reviews:
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