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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 44 hours of contact time and about 106 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.


This module is offered on the following courses: