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Professional and short courses

Intermediate British Sign Language

Take your British Sign Language (BSL) knowledge to the next level.

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This course will enable you to feel confident having conversations in BSL. Expand your conversational skills with vocabulary linked to work, shopping, transport and more. Further develop the skills you learnt on your introduction to BSL course and continue your professional development.

York campus

  • Course leader – Amanda Smith, Associate Professor for British Sign Language and Deaf Studies
  • Duration – 2 hour sessions
  • Dates and times

    The course starts on Monday 8 April and runs every Monday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm for 9 weeks.

Course Fees

£250 per person

£150 for York St John University staff and students

Course information

Who is this course for?

This course is open to anyone who has completed a level 1 or 2 British Sign Language course, or the Introduction to BSL course at York St John University.

What will I learn?

You will develop your knowledge with vocabulary linked to a range of topics, including:

  • Work
  • Shopping
  • Transport

How will I learn?

This course is taught in person at our York campus and is very practical. You will work in groups and pairs so that you can put your language skills into practice. You will be assessed by a conversation in BSL with a lecturer. 

Assessment criteria

A 2 minute conversation in BSL with a lecturer.

Course leader biographies

Amanda Smith, Associate Professor

Amanda Smith is an Associate Professor with over 20 years of experience teaching various levels of BSL and deaf awareness. She has attained the highest level of BSL qualification and is registered to deliver and assess Signature qualifications. Amanda is profoundly deaf and a proud member of the deaf community, using BSL as her preferred language. 

How to apply

To find out more about this course, please email the Business Development Office at business@yorksj.ac.uk or get in touch using our enquiry form.

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British Sign Language (BSL) courses

Find out more about our Introduction to British Sign Language course.

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