British Sign Language resources – Language Links Database

British Sign Language (BSL) – is the sign language used in the United Kingdom (UK), and is the first or preferred language of some deaf people in the UK; there are 125,000[3] deaf adults in the UK who use BSL plus an estimated 20,000 children. The language makes use of space and involves movement of the hands, body, face and head. Many thousands of people who are not deaf also use BSL, as hearing relatives of deaf people, sign language interpreters or as a result of other contact with the British deaf community. 

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Native speakers: ca 145000

Native to: United Kingdom

BSL Grammar and Pronunciation

  • - Interactive British Sign Language Lessons for Beginner
  • - this resource covers BSL websites related to: information, news, mobile apps, TV, events, dictionaries, books and Twitter
  • - On-line Resources to Support Sign Language Development. This booklet contains a list of websites which feature sign language video clips and information. The booklet is divided into 5 sections and contains about 60 links.
  • - Lessons in pdf format
  • - Photo story teaching materials

BSL Reading Materials

  • HearingTimes - Only national UK newspaper for deaf and hard of hearing people, their relatives and friends, audiologists and professionals in the hearing industry and equipment manufacturers and dispensers

BSL Dictionaries


BSL  Listening and Video Resources

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