Anyone an interpreter / teacher in BSL?

(6 Posts)
greener2 Sat 14-Apr-12 19:06:36

Could you post if you are.... thanks!

HJMP Sat 14-Apr-12 19:21:35

Fancied it for a while but lack of courses put me off blush post not a lot of use at all really

greener2 Sat 14-Apr-12 19:24:46

That made me laugh! Yeah am looking for courses and seems that way. Just wondered the potential for training and then employment as freelancer as thought it could be something i could do with kids but not sure...

tinytalker Mon 16-Apr-12 17:13:04

I think it can depend where you live. In London I think it is hard to get work interpreting. I ran a very successful baby signing franchise for 8.5yrs while my kids were little and it was great for me and I loved it. Take a look at TinyTalk.

greener2 Sat 21-Apr-12 19:44:44

Ah, i thought that interpreting or work signing was a sought after job? Am I wrong then? Just want to train in something that may differentiate me so the prospects of getting a job is high and maybe freelancing with it. Based in Yorkshire.

RMD46 Sat 15-Jun-13 14:47:39

greener2, if you want to learn BSL in the Yorkshire area, I recommend Absolute BSL, based in Leeds: www.absolutebsl.com
Like a lot of BSL teachers nowadays, Absolute BSL uses Signworld,a new website with BSL learning materials, including a free Lesson One. It currently has BSL Levels 1, 2 and 3; Fingerspelling; Numbers and Colours; and a Medical Specialism. You can find it, including the free lesson, here: www.signworldlearn.com A lot of BSL teachers are now building Signworld into their courses because it means they can set tasks and monitor learners' progress between classes.

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