LENS: British Sign Language (BSL)

Learning and teaching of BSL in the education system, both as an L1 and as an additional language.

  • BSL Policy and Practice
The British Sign Language (Scotland) Act of 2015 aims to promote, and facilitate the promotion of, the use and understanding of British Sign Language (BSL). 

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  • Pedagogies and Strategies
BSl can be taught as an L1 to hearing impaired students or as an L2 to hearing students. The teaching and learning of signed languages is, in some aspects, similar to that of spoken language, but there are also important differences between the two which need to be considered.