Learn British Sign Language (BSL)

Get Started With a Free BSL Class

New to British Sign Language? Join us for a free BSL Taster. Perfect for beginners of the language.

The concept behind these popular sessions is to 'try before you buy'. We know paying for a course is a big commitment, so why not come along to a free class and see if BSL is for you or not.

Deaf Awareness Training Course

Why Choose Remark! For Your BSL Training?

Welcome to Remark! Training

Our training department offers British Sign Language (BSL) courses from Level 1 (beginner) to Level 6 (advanced). We also offer courses in sign language interpreting, which will allow you register with the NRCPD as a Registered Sign Language Interpreter (RSLI).

We offer a unique learning experience where you will be immersed in Deaf culture with native BSL users at our modern and quirky office. Our London office is at 18 Leather Lane, near Farringdon.

All of our BSL teachers and assessors are Deaf, native BSL users. This means our students benefit from real, native insight into the Deaf community and its language.

We’ve been doing what we do for nearly 20 years, which has allowed us to design and deliver courses that integrate both practical and theoretical elements of learning.

We offer both Signature and iBSL accredited qualifications.

We also deliver Deaf Awareness training for organisations, which is popular with organisations that have Deaf or hard of hearing employees. Deaf Awareness training can help facilitate better communication between Deaf/hard of hearing and hearing employees within the organisation.

Our excellent pass rates and positive student feedback demonstrates the quality our BSL training. We want you to have the best learning experience possible so start your BSL journey with us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

"I'm a beginner - where do I start?"

We recommend you try our FREE taster session, then if you enjoy the taster you can enrol on one of our BSL Level 1 courses for beginners.

"How many levels are there in BSL?"

Short answer: Four. Here at Remark! we hold classes for BSL Level 1, BSL Level 2, BSL Level 3 and BSL Level 6.

"Is American Sign Language the same as British Sign Language?"

No, American Sign Language is quite different to British Sign Language. They are distinct languages. In fact, whereas American and British English are mutually intelligible, ASL and BSL are not mutually intelligible.

"How long does it take to learn BSL?"

Each student has their own learning pace. We would say on average it takes 3-4 years to become fluent (BSL Level 6) based upon learning 3 hours a week.

"Can I learn BSL online?"

Yes, however due to the inherent nature of BSL being a 3D language, we would always recommend learning face to face with a Deaf teacher when you can.

"How can I get in contact with your Training team?"

You can contact us via email on training@remark.uk.com or call us on 0207 269 2621 or fill in our Contact Us form here.

"What is the difference between a BSL Interpreter and a BSL Translator?

You can read all about the differences on our blog here.

"How do I train to become a BSL Interpreter?"

You can read all about the progression route and what qualifications you need to become a BSL/English Interpreter here.

Student Love

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Lesley Weatherson

I wanted to say how professional the team have been throughout my application to undertake the iBSL course. Without your support it would have been so easy for me to have given up but I felt comfortable informing you of the reasons why I had to delay my assessment and you reassured me throughout.
I have since recommended you to my fellow trainee interpreters and hope they apply for future courses. I know I will!

Emily Rose Smith

My time at Remark! has been truly wonderful! I was nervous about the jump from BSL Level 1 to BSL Level 2 but was put completely at ease by the fantastic support given by the tutors and staff. Deborah has made the classes not only informative and interactive, but also an incredibly fun environment to learn and grow in.

I've laughed a lot and am excited to continue my BSL journey, which will undoubtedly be with Remark! and their BSL Level 3 course. Thanks guys!

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