UCL Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre


DCAL: BSL Linguistics Spring School 2020

10am - 4pm

Four Saturdays: 7th March, 25th April, 16th May and 6th June

Central London Location

  • Are you a professional working with the BSL Curriculum, or someone who wishes to use the BSL curriculum?
  • Would you like to learn the linguistics of British Sign Language with an aim to use this within the BSL Curriculum?
  • Are you proficient in British Sign Language?

Then our BSL Linguistics Spring School is for you!

Taking place over four Saturday's participants will learn BSL Linguistics and have the opportunity to create teaching and activity ideas when teaching the BSL Curriculum.

This course is primarily aimed at professionals working with the BSL Curriculum Design for Primary and Secondary Schools; BSL Teachers, Deaf Instructors (of varying levels), Teachers of the Deaf, Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists and Audiologists. The course programme will include the following topics*:

  • What is Linguistics and what is BSL (1/2 Day)
  • Phonology (1/2 Day)
  • Morphology and Syntax (1 Day)
  • Language Acquisition (1/2 Day)
  • How to assess and track language development (1/2 Day)
  • Regional Sign Variations (1/2 Day)
  • Language Attitudes (1/2 Day)

Each session will refer back to working with the BSL Curriculum, teaching BSL and thinking of activities and ideas to include in lessons. Ideas will be taken down and passed onto the BSL Curriculum group to include in a final curriculum pack for you to use.

*please note the exact topics are subject to change

On completion of the course participants will receive a UCL certificate of participation.

The fee for this spring school is £450

For further information or to make payment and enrol please click here

This course will be taught by Dr. Robert Adam and Dr. Kate Rowley

Any queries please contact dcalcourses@ucl.ac.uk

Important Information

  • The Couse will take place in room 305, 26 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DS
  • This course will be taught in British Sign Language, participants are required to have proficiency in BSL.
  • Participants to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch in local area.
  • Participants will receive a Certificate of Participation on completion of the course.