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Strategies for talking about English in BSL

(Ideas for interpreters and CSWs supporting students in an English language class)

Interested in a recording of this or want us to provide another live session on this topic? 

Email training@linguistpd.co.uk or complete the contact us form

What is the webinar about? 

Supporting sign language users in an English language class presents unique challenges. Until recently, there has been a lack of collated conventionalised signs for terms that are likely to crop up in an English language class such as tenses, idioms, adjectives and phrasal verbs.

In this webinar Russell Aldersson shares important research undertaken with teachers of English to sign language users (and some interpreters & CSWs), examining the role of British Sign Language in the teaching of English to Deaf adult learners.

Additionally, the webinar is an interactive workshop that aims to provide a safe space for interpreters and CSWs to discuss strategies for meaning making when supporting sign language users in an English language classroom.

We will spend some time exploring the meaning of terminology relating to language and grammar and how we might express / unpack that in BSL. Topics will include, word classes and their functions, the English tenses, the conditionals and the language we use to talk about language (metalanguage).

Russell will introduce you to a website for sign language users learning English which contains video resources and explanations of English language concepts in BSL. 

Russell will also explain the concept of “Translanguaging” and its benefits when working with Deaf students in the English classroom.

Do you need a BSL/English Interpreter? Please let us know as soon as you register.

Learning Outcomes:

This webinar allows for participants to:

  • Consider strategies for unpacking the meaning of linguistic terminology in BSL
  • Explore practical suggestions when working with Deaf students in English language lessons
  • Familiarise themselves with some of the possibilities for how these might be realised in BSL
  • Learn about translanguaging theory and how approaching our work through that lens could be beneficial in our day-to-day work. 

CPD (2hours structured) – (2 hours unstructured – background reading).

 

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Strategies for talking about English in BSL – working with sign language users in an English classroom

Russell Aldersson

  • Date: 17 March 2021
  • Time: 7.00pm-9.00pm
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Supporting sign language users in an English language class presents unique challenges. Until recently, there has been a lack of collated conventionalised signs for terms that are likely to crop up in an English language class such as tenses, idioms, adjectives and phrasal verbs.

In this webinar Russell Aldersson shares important research undertaken with teachers of English to sign language users (and some interpreters & CSWs), examining the role of British Sign Language in the teaching of English to Deaf adult learners.

Additionally, the webinar is an interactive workshop that aims to provide a safe space for interpreters and CSWs to discuss strategies for meaning making when supporting sign language users in an English language classroom.

Find out more and book your place

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Interpreting in Police Settings – The Police Perspective Part 2

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  • Duration: 2 hours +
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We had such overwhelming feedback from Interpreting in police settings – the police perspective, that we had to invite Detective Inspector Gilbert back! In this audio recording with accompanying video resources, Wendy Ledeux meets DI Emma Gilbert again to find out what progress has been made regarding aspects of Police Interpreting and access for Deaf people […]

Wendy meets DI Emma Gilbert again to find out what progress has been made regarding aspects of Police Interpreting and access for Deaf people to Police Forces. 

We discuss intermediaries, Child Protection resources available in BSL for children and parents, access to the 999/101 services and more. 

Please note: This course is an audio recording with video resources.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. A knowledge of further developments within Police InterpretingA Police Jacket, view from behind
  2. Awareness of the role of an intermediary in police and court settings
  3. How video relay services are being introduced to Police forces
  4. An update on the Police Liaison Officers for Deaf People (PLOD) initiative
  5. Additional resources relating to Police Interpreting to further your CPD.

Completion of this course will give you a minimum of 2 hours’ structured CPD points. You will also be provided with a number of resources for you to gain further unstructured CPD points.

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SECOND DATE NOW FULL!

Strategies for talking about English in BSL

(Ideas for interpreters and CSWs supporting students in an English language class)

Interested in a recording of this or want us to provide another live session on this topic? 

Email training@linguistpd.co.uk or complete the contact us form

What is the webinar about? 

Supporting sign language users in an English language class presents unique challenges. Until recently, there has been a lack of collated conventionalised signs for terms that are likely to crop up in an English language class such as tenses, idioms, adjectives and phrasal verbs.

In this webinar Russell Aldersson shares important research undertaken with teachers of English to sign language users (and some interpreters & CSWs), examining the role of British Sign Language in the teaching of English to Deaf adult learners.

Additionally, the webinar is an interactive workshop that aims to provide a safe space for interpreters and CSWs to discuss strategies for meaning making when supporting sign language users in an English language classroom.

We will spend some time exploring the meaning of terminology relating to language and grammar and how we might express / unpack that in BSL. Topics will include, word classes and their functions, the English tenses, the conditionals and the language we use to talk about language (metalanguage).

Russell will introduce you to a website for sign language users learning English which contains video resources and explanations of English language concepts in BSL.

Russell will also explain the concept of “Translanguaging” and its benefits when working with Deaf students in the English classroom.

Do you need a BSL/English Interpreter? Please let us know as soon as you register.

Learning Outcomes:

This webinar allows for participants to:

CPD (2hours structured) – (2 hours unstructured – background reading).

 

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