Providing Learning Support for d/Deaf Students Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities

Some Useful Signs

British Sign Language is a rich and versatile language and takes a while to learn, like any language. We do not suggest that it is either appropriate or feasible for teachers to become fluent in the language in order to be able to teach effectively. However, it may be useful to have a repertoire of a few useful signs in order to be able swiftly and effectively to communicate instructions or indications, particularly where there is danger involved.

The following clips (mpeg files) show some signs which may be useful whilst on fieldwork.

Information about the British Sign Language alphabet can be found at

Page created 14 December 2001. Updated 6 November 2003.

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