British Sign Language
Did you know?
- British Sign Language was recognised as an official language within the UK on the 18th March 2003
- British Sign Language has regional variations, just like spoken English has dialects and accents.
- You can be a left handed or a right handed signer, just like you can use your left or right hand to write.
- British Sign Language is only used in Britain. In America they use ASL, in France they use LSF, just the same as different countries speak different languages.
- Around 150,000 people in the UK use BSL.
Want to learn more?
Let's start with finger spelling the alphabet.
Signs of the week.
Each week we teach the NUSA staff a new set of signs to support communication with our FPU pupils. Why not click on a link below and learn some signs yourself!