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Study British Sign Language

Your Instructor

Ann Lay

an approved instructor and assessor for Signature since 2016


"Learn this useful language to increase your skills and be able to be more inclusive in your work and home lives'


So you want to learn British Sign Language?

Whether your desire to learn BSL is for work use, family reasons or just wishing to learn something new, this foundation study (leading to a recognised qualification) is designed to teach learners to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use.  You will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL.

At the end of the qualification, learners will be able to:

  • understand and use a range of simple words and sentences in BSL

  • take part in simple, everyday conversations in BSL

  • give and follow simple directions or instructions in BSL

  • give and follow simple familiar statements or descriptions in BSL


Course Details and Duration

  • Short Study Video Clips to watch and learn

  • 6-8 Skype tutorials (Facetime, or other live video streams can be used) to put together the signs learnt and practice signing conversation and receptive skills.

  • Handouts describing each sign and to keep notes

  • BSL101 Assessment – Introduction to BSL – Practical assessment of skills (this is required to be on a face to face basis, in Ipswich, however, this can be done at a later date when deemed appropriate and on a 1:1 basis).

Cost of the course is £65.00 and this includes the assessment and certificate.

(If you wish to learn and not take the assessment, then the course costs £45)

For more information and to apply
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Other Services with Ann


Ann also runs Ipswich based Toddle Talk baby signing classes and Baby Massage company Baby Senses.  Please visit for more information.


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