Learning sign language is not easy, but it is possible, and more and more people are learning the basics online, in the convenience of their own home. Some online courses are very flexible, giving you the opportunity to learn outside of work or university, while there are many interactive features that make the course fun and interesting.

Obviously there are many practical skills you need to acquire to become good at sign language, and interactive videos can play a big part in helping you understand and remember the basics. You have to remember that practice makes perfect on these courses, and you shouldn’t rush to take your final assessment or exam before you’re confident.

You don’t just get a ‘well done’ email when you completed these kinds of courses and if you opt to use the official BSL website, you’ll receive a certificate in the post, and it is recognised as a legitimate qualification.