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How to make a comeback from failure

How to make a comeback from failure

Learning British Sign Language can be really tough and it could be that you have walked away from a situation feeling like you have been a failure or that you have failed a BSL exam. Failure does not need to be a negative thing. Yes it can feel horrible, but as the...
Volunteering works!

Volunteering works!

For BSL Students; seeking volunteering opportunities within the deaf community is a fantastic way to network, practice your BSL skills and more importantly to give something back. When I was younger and started out my journey learning BSL, I was involved with a number...
Why are deaf people direct?

Why are deaf people direct?

Charlie Swinbourne is a deaf fllm maker, journalist and is the creator of the UK’s independently-run deaf news and deaf blogs site The Limping Chicken. An informative site for news – it is also well-known for well written and interesting articles about the deaf...
Perfect your ‘swimming duck’ face

Perfect your ‘swimming duck’ face

Now you’ve probably read the title of this blog and thought “what is a swimming duck face?” To clarify, it is not the ‘duck face’ we’ve come to know from selfies, with big exaggerated pouts, but situated in a swimming pool. No. The ‘swimming duck’ is what you are when...
Why you need to have a thick skin

Why you need to have a thick skin

Having a thick skin is necessary in all aspects of life, but is particularly necessary when learning BSL – particularly if you are considering becoming an Interpreter. There are many reasons why a thick skin is necessary, but here are a few: BSL is about individual...