Deaf Way and British Sign Language courses – Dates



Our Deaf Way course was developed to give people insight into Deaf culture, community, history and language. Completion of the course will allow a greater understanding of what it means to be Deaf whilst acquiring the skills needed to integrate with Deaf people more effectively. This Level 1 course is a certified by OCNLR examination board.

One Day Course: Thursday.

Choose Dates: 10th January 2013, 07th March 2013, 18th April 2013, 30th May 2013, 11th July 2013, 19th September 2013 and 31st October 2013.

Time: 10am to 3pm.




Intensive Course One Week (Day-Time): 5/6 days (including homework hours to practice your BSL skills).

Choose Dates: 3rd to 7th January 2013, 25th to 30th April 2013, 22nd to 27th July 2013 and 2nd to 7th September 2013.

Time: 9am to 3pm.

Intensive Course Evenings (only): Mondays and Wednesdays.

Time: 6pm to 9pm.

Date: 21st January to 4th March 2013 (Please note correct dates are confirmed on website). 

Intensive Course Full Day (Six weeks): Tuesdays or Mondays.

Time: 9am to 3pm

Choose Dates: (Tuesdays only): 15th January 2013 to 19th February 2013,

9th April 2013 to 14th May 2013.

Choose Dates: (Mondays only): 9th September 2013 to 14th October 2013, 4th November 2013 to 9th December 2013.


14 days (including homework hours to practice your BSL skills).

Choose Available Dates: 14th to 27th January 2013, 25th March to 7th April 2013.

Time: 9am to 3pm.

One Full Day Course (14 weeks): Wednesdays.

Time: 9am to 3pm.

Choose Dates: 16th January 2013 to 17th April 2013, 11th September 2013 to 11th December 2013.

Weekend Course Days: Saturday and Sunday (Fortnightly).

Date: 9th February 2013 to 5th May 2013 (please check website for correct dates).

Time: 9am to 3pm.

Evening Course Days – Tuesday and Thursday (Weekly).

Date: 22nd January to 21st March 2013.

Time: 6pm to 9pm




Weekend Course Days: Saturday and Sunday (Fortnightly).

Dates: 2nd February to 28th April 2013– (please check correct dates on our website).

Time: 8am to 3pm

Block Weekend Course Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Required to attend all dates: 31st May to 2nd June 2013, 28th to 30th June 2013, 5th to 7th July 2013, 19th to 21st July 2013.

Time: 8 am to 3pm




We offer British Sign Language Development courses that prepare each student to progress successfully from one level to the next. We feel it is important for students to continue using sign language after completing their BSL courses and to maintain confidence. We strongly believe and encourage all BSL students to continue to use sign language to help and support the Deaf community. Learn how to use and practice BSL and fingerspelling everyday on our development courses.

BSL Development to Level 1 – Introduction to BSL Level 1.

Context: Learning fingerspelling, basic signs of vocabulary, fun activities, meet others to learn about BSL and basic information about Deaf people.

Days/Time: To be confirmed. Please check website.

BSL Development to Level 2 – Beneficial after completion of BSL Level 1.

Context: Build on your BSL Level 1 skills. Learn extra vocabulary (not included in the certified courses), improve hand-shape and productive skills, before BSL Level 2 course. Understand more about BSL grammar, develop receptive skills (through watching DVDs), practise with others including fingerspelling and everyday conversational skills. Regular feedback will be provided.

Weekend Course Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Dates: 11th to 13th January 2013.

Time: 9am to 3pm.

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BSL Development to Level 3 – Beneficial after completion of BSL Level 2

Context: Prepare for BSL level 3. Develop your signing skills through practise with Deaf people and at Deaf Clubs. Use BSL grammar more effectively, increase your vocabulary, develop receptive skills from a range of sources and explore Deaf issues.

Weekend Course Days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Choose Dates: 11th to 13th January 2013 and 24th to 26th May 2013.

Time: 9am to 3pm.

BSL Development to Level 6– Beneficial after completion of BSL Level 3

Context: To be confirmed.

Choose Dates: 15th to 17th March and 7th to 9th June 2013.

Time: 9am to 3pm.


British Sign Language and Deaf Way courses / one to one tuition available on
First Floor
431 Caledonian Road
London N7 9BG
Tel: 0203 441 8315


Mentioned about Femaura was in Language Show

Thank you to WIKTOR K for allowing to publishing this at his website.

There is no easy way to write this post without sounding pompous. Let me start with a story.

“The Language Show means that you meet lots of people. Some are interested in what you offer – some others want to work with you. Yi Savva came around to ask us a question. Actually, he and his interpreter came around. Yi used sign language – his interpreter spoke to us in English. Yi’s question was simple: Do we know what audism is?

We didn’t know, and we were a bit embarrassed to discover that the word is missing from the dictionary proudly displayed on our stand. Yi was awesome though – he explained this to us and we ended up chatting about audism and sign language for a while. I ended up trying to decipher his sign language before the interpreter bailed me out.

The thought I had a bit later, though, is the one that inspired this post: Yi had to learn his languages in a completely different way. Not harder, not easier – just very different.”



Deaf Way was ta…


Deaf Way was taught professionally. I was impressed at how structured it was. All different types of people were there. There was no barrier to communication. All participants had the services of top-level interpreters. Teh course is a door-way into the Deaf Way. It is not deaf-awareness. You are not taught how to make concessions for Deaf people as dis-abled people; rather how to live alongside them and appreciate that they are able, but often dis-advantaged due to linguistic systems which are barriers to communication.

From Bellot (Islington) 2012 who attended Deaf Way course in November.

Femaura’s New Deafway Course – OCNLR

DEAF WAY was developed to give people an insight into deaf culture, community, history and language. Completion of the course will allow a greater understanding of what it means to be deaf whilst acquiring the skills needed to integrate with Deaf people more effectively.

Brief Description of the course

Learn about the ‘Deaf Way’, looking into connotations surrounding specific terminology, examining differing perspectives on what it is to be deaf and acquire skills and tactics to enable basic communication with a deaf person.



  1. Increase strategies on how to approach and build relationships with Deaf people and the Deaf Community.
  2. Greater understanding about the Deaf world in comparison to the hearing world, development on how to integrate the two cultures more smoothly.

Continuing Professional Development (CDP) points are awarded for completion of this course.

Upcoming Course Dates

13th December 2012

10th January 2013

07th March 2013

18th April 2013

30th May 2013

11th July 2013

19th September 2013

31st October 2013