Sign Language Companion (Paperback)

A Handbook of British Signs

Cath Smith

A practical guide with over 400 illustrations, covering a wide range of topics.

Sign Language Companion offers a clear introduction to British Sign Language, featuring over 400 illustrations of common signs. Helpfully formatted in groups of linked ideas, it allows the development of real conversations immediately. British Sign Language (BSL) is Britain's fourth most popular language, and for the Deaf community it is the most fluent means of communication - and the most direct way for hearing people to interact with the deaf.

Sign Language Companion is for all BSL students, and covers topics including:
- Getting to know you
- Sharing ideas and interests
- Feelings and building relationships
- Food and drink

An entertaining classic that has stood the test of time, Sign Language Companion is an invaluable reference for all learners of BSL of any age.

Publication date:

£10.99

ISBN: 9780285633339

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Sign Language Companion (Paperback)

A Handbook of British Signs

Cath Smith

A new cover edition of this classic guide to British Sign Language, with over 400 illustrations of common signs.

'Should be required reading for all beginners ... A very useful book' British Deaf News

'Great to help further understanding of the language of deaf people' The Teacher

This new cover edition of Sign Language Companion offers a clear introduction to British Sign Language, featuring over 400 illustrations of common signs. Helpfully formatted in groups of linked ideas, it allows the development of real conversations immediately. British Sign Language (BSL) is Britain's fourth most popular language, and for the Deaf community it is the most fluent means of communication - and the most direct way for hearing people to interact with the deaf.

Sign Language Companion is for all BSL students, and covers topics including:
- Getting to know you
- Sharing ideas and interests
- Feelings and building relationships
- Food and drink

With a new preface and updated resources, Sign Language Companion is an essential classic that has stood the test of time - an invaluable reference for all learners of BSL of any age.

Publication date: 16/12/2021

£12.99

ISBN: 9781788169639

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Humour & Gift, Reference

Reviews for Sign Language Companion

'For those planning classes, this book is a gift as the lessons plan themselves'

 Journal of the British Association of Teachers of the Deaf

'Should be required reading for all beginners, especially parents, to give them an insight into what educating a deaf child really means'

Margaret Crawford, teacher of the deaf, Garvel Deaf Centre British Deaf News

'Should be required reading for all beginners ... A very useful book'

 British Deaf News

'Great to help further understanding of the language of deaf people . . . A must'

 The Teacher

'Absolute brilliant book very easy to pick up, I wanted to learn sign language after learning a bit of makaton, I memorised about 10 signs within 10 minutes'

Amazon Reviewer 

'Having never attempted to learn any form of sign language prior to buying this book, I was suprised how easy it is to learn. This book, although basic, will give you an excellent understanding of British Sign Language and will enable you to get by and form basic sentences and, dare I say it, have conversations by signing. It doesn't pretend to be advanced or an oracle in its field but it really is the best book you can buy if you are starting out learning to sign'

Amazon Reviewer 

Cath Smith

Cath Smith

Cath Smith is a qualified social worker with deaf people and a registered BSL interpreter.

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