Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre


DCAL - British Sign Language Summer School 2019

20th May - 5th June 2019

  • Are you interested in learning British Sign Language?
  • Do you already have knowledge another Sign Language?
  • Would you like to take part in engaging activities at Deaf schools and clubs where you will have a chance to practice your new signing skills?

Then our British Sign Language Summer School is for you!

An introduction to British Sign Language (BSL) summer school will be delivered by Clive Mason. Other sessions to be delivered by DCAL’s award-winning summer school team include: interactive activities at deaf schools, engaging with members of a Deaf club, exploring a library with the largest specialist collection of deaf history and culture in Europe, a tour of a media captioning company, and informative presentations on deaf education and research in to Deaf culture.

The programme is delivered over 3 weeks with 24hours of BSL face-to-face learning and 21 hours of activities.

A University College London certificate of attendance will be awarded after a brief BSL assessment at the end of the programme.

Note: The summer school is for those with a knowledge of another sign language.

Below is the draft timetable for BSL Classes and Activities (Please note: these sessions are subject to change. A confirmed programme will be sent out to you as soon as it is finalised)

Week 1

Time Mon 20th May Tues 21st May Weds 22nd May
10am – 1pm Introduction and UCL tour BSL class BSL
2pm – 5pm BSL class Activity

Week 2

Time Tues 28th May Weds 29th May Fri 31st May
10am – 1pm BSL BSL Activity
2pm – 5pm Activity Activity

Week 3

Time Mon 3rd June Tues 4th June Weds 5th June
10am – 1pm BSL BSL BSL
2pm – 5pm Activity Activity Activity

The fee for this summer school is £795

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

To download the course flyer please click here

Any queries please contact dcalcourses@ucl.ac.uk

What previous students found beneficial about this Summer school:

“You get to experience so many different things and really learn about Deaf British history & culture; plus the people you meet are incredible”

“Interacting with the community, whether in the schools or at the club is so valuable and a great teaching method”

“A good experience to immerse yourself and learn about cultures different from your own. It’s also perfect to better improve signing skills”

“It was fun and I learned so much. Plus, everyone was incredibly kind and accommodating”

“I feel it was a valuable and unique experience of immersion”

“My sign language skills have improved greatly. I’ve learned a lot & gained more confidence”

“I feel like it is a cool experience to compare the different signing communities”

“I enjoyed learning to converse in BSL and learning BSL/British Deaf culture and history”

Important Information

  • You must already have knowledge of another Sign Language.
  • You must arrange your own accommodation; a list of recommendations is available on request.
  • Meals and drinks are not included.

The official languages of the summer school are British Sign Language and English.