A British Sign Language (BSL) class

About us

We offer professional training in Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language across the North East of England.

Robin during a BSL class

Hello and welcome to Sign Naturally! My name is Robin and I would love to welcome you onto one of our fantastic courses!

My background

I have over 20 years experience as a BSL assessor with both Signature and the British Deaf Association (BDA). As well as this I am a Communication Tactics Assessor and D34 Award Internal Verifier, working at various locations throughout the UK. I have also championed communication tactics for the NHS Primary Care Trust and UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD), based at Northumbria University. This work features as a Deaf Studies module, which is part of the Disability Studies degree qualification, and is a combination of Deaf Awareness and the history of the Deaf Community and Culture.

My work today

I work as a freelance teacher with my company Sign Naturally, specialising in courses in British Sign Language (BSL), Deaf Awareness, Communication Support Work, Communication Tactics and Deaf Studies. Over the years I have taught many people based in the Tyne & Wear area, including council workers, NHS staff and University students.

I am committed to the development and success of all of my students. I aim to make my courses enjoyable and rewarding, whether you are learning to enhance your career or simply as a hobby. Many students have taken the time to write kind testimonials about their positive experiences and how rewarding they found their courses.

So why not get in touch today and find out about our fantastic range of courses?

What our learners say

British Sign Language (BSL) students

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British Sign Language courses

Robin teaching a British Sign Language (BSL) class

We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced accredited British Sign Language courses.

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Deaf Awareness course

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Our Deaf Awareness course provides an insight into deaf issues and the methods used to support communication.

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