British Sign Language Over Coffee

13 Dec 2016

Many people have studied BSL for a long time, however, they still have difficulty using the language. They need to practice their receptive and productive skills with native users of BSL.

BSL Over Coffee is a fun way to improve your BSL. Conversation groups are small, so everyone has an opportunity to practice.

BSL Over Coffee is an informal programme, but it is for real!  You will be able to measure your progress and you will be really able to communicate in your target language, BSL.

Remember, native signers don’t memorise verb endings or grammatical rules. You didn’t learn English that way either!

In BSL Over Coffee classes you will build up your language skill by taking part in real BSL conversations.

Learners will be grouped according to their proficiency levels.

Your registration includes:

  • Coffee
  • Materials
  • Interactive conversational language

All human beings learn languages, it’s normal and instinctive.

When you approach it a natural way it’s a lot more fun!

The courses will start in January 2017, 10 weeks fortnightly at:

  • Costa, Bath Road Retail Park, Chippenham, SN15 3HD
  • Wednesday or Thursday
  • 10.00-11.30; 16.30-18.00
  • Cost: £150

Your registration includes the following:

  • 15 hours of interactive conversational BSL (1.5 hours x 10 weeks)
  • One Year subscription to Signworld (online learning resource)

Please note: Max place numbers will be 6

Click on this link to register:

For more information please e-mail Mary Humphries –


Mary Humphries

Mary is the Director of Sign On! BSL Training & Consultancy. She has 25 years’ experience of teaching British Sign Language, is a qualified Assessor and was previously an External Verifier. Mary is currently an External Examiner for iBSL ( Among other roles Mary has worked as a trainer, presenter and researcher. She also has experience of management and project development.

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