The beauty of learning BSL with BSL GO! is that you have a real opportunity to embed your knowledge through learning, revising, and playful activities and you will have the confidence to use your skills in everyday life!
Dianne has been running friendly, informal British Sign Language classes since 2012, following an idea to teach a group of hearing children, Christmas carols, in her local junior school. The group were then able to sing and sign to the members of her local Deaf club in Stubbington, Fareham, and received a really warm reception from the Deaf community there.
So that first trip to Deaf club with the children led her to running beginners British Sign Language classes within schools in her local area (Fareham) and also teaching adults (some of whom are hard of hearing or severely deaf themselves).
At present there are 5 BSL GO! school groups and 5 adult groups and private teaching. We always have a waiting list service, so if you are interested, get in touch and we can add your name to the list. As new teachers come on board, the classes will be available in other areas as well. Please get in touch for more information.
It is wonderful that you are running your business successfully which shown you have a great reputation. Your two lovely Sara/h in my BSL3 class are competent signers thanks to your wonderful work of teaching making my teaching easy because previously, I had some difficulties polish up with learners in the past taught by another hearing tutor- hands jazz to you Dianne 🙌🏻😀
I had a communication skills class today focused on the deaf community and trying to improve communication between doctors and their deaf patients. I don’t think I quite appreciated how far a little BSL and understanding can go - we were challenged to communicate with people from the deaf community role playing as doctors, and others in my class struggled. Even with my basic level of sign, being able to finger spell words and use basic vocabulary was so helpful and it improved communication greatly. It was also obvious that the deaf people appreciated the fact that I could ask their names and introduce myself clearly and efficiently before we began speaking. The level of understanding you helped me achieve too towards those in the deaf community and the potential limitations they encounter was invaluable. I’m so glad I came to your classes and today made me aware of just how useful they are, thank you so much!
You say thank you to us lot, but I thank you! You are just an amazing teacher and none of us would be there without you. You should be proud of what you have managed to achieve with us and in the deaf community.
Thank-you so much for having me yesterday, the whole experience was really inspirational!! I had a lump in my throat the whole time (as usual), and felt so lucky to be a part of it with our lovely group. What you’re doing in our community is just truly amazing, and seeing the little ones yesterday being surrounded by signers was just fantastic!
Thank you for your email! I went with some trepidation yesterday to Crofton as I felt so out of my comfort zone and it was something I have never done or experienced before. However, the whole session was amazing! I felt so much part of a new community and what you are doing to make everyone aware of the deaf community is amazing. All those people who signed the songs made me realise that maybe I can do it to...a big maybe!! Thanks again for all your hard work, commitment and enthusiasm.
Congratulations on organising such a great BSL GO event yesterday. Hope the BGT audition is successful. I was so impressed by the signing ability of the children. Despite all my practice I was far from perfect on the day but enjoyed myself. Moreover, I had difficulty reading the names on backs of their T-shirts so more work required.
Hi Dianne, Thanks for persuading me to take part today. It was a great experience. I thought everyone, particularly the children, performed very well.
Just wanted to say how much I am enjoying your classes. I think you are an amazing teacher...you are so patient and inclusive of everybody and you gently carry us all along.
Bethany is still really enjoying sign & ive been hard of hearing myself for the last couple of weeks so she was teaching me what she’s learnt . I’m all good now but it certainly made us appreciate sign & how it can change peoples lives for the better . Thanks again Debbie
Hi Dianne WOW what a performance, that was amazing and with such a beautiful inspirational speech it was really emotional! Thank you for all your hard work and a big Well Done to the whole group, they have obviously all put in a lot of hard work and practice and it paid off! Good Luck Jo x