British Sign Language (April-May 2024)

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British Sign Language (April-May 2024)

Tuesday 9 April, 6:15 pm - Tuesday 28 May, 7:30 pm


With Lyndsey Dixon-Barrell.

8-week course: Tuesday 6.15pm-7.30pm, 9th April 2024 – 28th May 2024.

50% deposit required of £40, then £5 per week (total £80).

This Workshop is likely to prove extremely popular so please do not delay if this is of interest to you and register your name below or email us at

Welcome and thank you for joining this course. My name is Lindsey Barrell and I am a Wellbeing and Sensory Consultant based in Essex. I am very much looking forward to meeting you and working with you whilst we explore the fascinating topic of BSL (British Sign Language).

What is the course about?

In this course you will learn to communicate with Deaf people in BSL, at beginner level, on a range of topics using simple, everyday language.

What will we cover?

You will learn BSL communication skills relating to topic areas such as:

  • Fingerspelling
  • Handshapes
  • Numbers
  • Questions
  • Family
  • The Weather
  • Transport and travel
  • Colours
  • People and how to describe them
  • Days, months and seasons

We will also cover sensory awareness, Deaf culture and history of sign language and communication.
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand and use a basic range of simple words in BSL
  • Take part in simple conversations using BSL
  • Give and understand simple descriptions in BSL


The course consists of eight 75-minute sessions which will include both theory and practical elements and an opportunity to reflect and practice what we have covered in the previous sessions.

    Register your interest:

    Thank you for registering your interest in one of our classes. Our admin team will be in touch to confirm your attendance. In the meantime, if you have any further questions feel free to contact us by email at or telephone 01376 323280.


    Tuesday 9 April, 6:15 pm
    Tuesday 28 May, 7:30 pm
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    Lyndsey Dixon-Barrell


    Braintree Community Centre
    19-21 Bocking End
    Braintree,CM7 9AEUnited Kingdom
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    Click here to view our regular weekly leisure classes, including art, crafts, languages and more!

    Information for Students

    Some parking is available to the rear of the Centre. If you have equipment to bring in, you can access the building directly into the main hall through the doors in the car park. If the doors aren’t open, please inform the office you have arrived and the doors will be opened for you.

    If you think you may have access difficulties please let us know in advance, as we have accessible facilities available. Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor. Wheelchair access is through the door on the front of the Centre.

    Free tea & coffee will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your lunch or you can choose to visit one of the many cafes and takeaways in town.

    Please wear suitable clothing, and if you’re bringing any electrical equipment please ensure that it is in good working order with a solid plug and undamaged wiring – check it before you come!


    Class fees should be paid in advance by card (which can be done over the phone- 01376 323280).

    We will also accept cheques, which will be cashed two weeks before the date of the class once we are sure the class will run, and should be made payable to Braintree & Bocking Community Association.

    There may be an additional cost for appropriate materials, which if applicable, should be paid to the tutor on the day of the class – please check the class details.

    Cancellation policy

    Fees are non-refundable from two weeks before the class unless we can sell the space to another student (subject to a minimum of six students booked). Fees may be transferable at our discretion.

    Please understand that the Centre cannot afford to run classes at a loss, since we are a charity. As such, classes may be cancelled if we are unable to achieve a minimum number of students. If this is the case, you will be informed two weeks before the date of the class and your fee will be refunded.