British Sign Language and Deaf Culture 3A (T5006)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This is a post-beginner stage for if you have basic prior knowledge of the target language (TL).

Building on existing levels of proficiency at A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages, you can:

  • develop practical applied competence in the four TL skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing
  • consolidate and develop a range of standard lexical, phonetic and grammatical principles to allow rapid progression in the TL
  • encourage autonomous use of the TL
  • develop contextualised cultural knowledge and awareness through study of authentic TL materials in a range of text, digital and audio-visual media.

This module is at B1 – B2 on the CEFR for Languages.


4%: Practical (Workshop)
96%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


100%: Coursework (Oral examination, Practical assessment, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 44 hours of contact time and 106 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.