Children & Families
GTA: Practice Group
-- Posted: Saturday, 12 March 2016
-- By: Minna Moffatt-Feldman
Help us to help you - tell us what you would like most out of the practice group?
Genie's Practice Group - Support BSL Development
Run by volunteers anyone interested in learning BSL is welcome. Suggested donation for each session attended is £2 - to help cover venue costs and refreshments as well as supporting the charity.
What are you here for?
Giving feedback on the Practice Group
Making a Booking to come to the practice group
Applying to Join the Practice Group
Children must be accompanied by an appropriate adult at all times
Please provide us with a number we can text you on
Do you have any medical conditions that we should be aware of?
'What's app' practice group?
Here we add videos of ourselves practising and ask for support with vocabulary etc. If you join please understand that others in the group will be able to see your number
No I do not want to be part of this group
Yes please add me to the what's app group
Please give us the name of someone we should contact in an emergency
Emergency Contact Phone Number
Please give us a number we can text in an emergency
How long have you been using British Sign Language?
< 3 months
18 months - 2 years
Have you been to the practice group before?
Yes but i didn't like it
Yes but think it can be improved
Yes, I like it just how it is
What has stopped you joining the practice group?
I didn't know there was one
Feedback from other students
Time and Day
Suggested Donation of £2
Students are permitted to use voice
Please tell us why
Perhaps is it something that we can change?
What didn't you like about it?
Perhaps there is something we can do differently?
What can we improve?
We'd love to make the group better, please tell us how
Currently, the group meets WEEKLY on SUNDAYS, 11-12.30
What do you think about this? Please tick ALL that apply to you
Times 1are fine for me
I would prefer fortnightly sessions
I would prefer a different day
I would prefer a different time of day
Change in time/day
You have said that you would prefare different from the current delivery, please tell us what days/ times would fit your needs better.
Which of these topics and methods are important to you in the group.
Please select ALL that apply.
Being allowed to use speech
Time for general questions/answers
Mirrored from the curriculum for my level
Not on curriculum for my level
Specific for families with signing children/parents
Current mainstream events
Current deaf events
Deaf History and Politics
BSL Grammar and Linguistics
Popular Culture - including songs and programmes/films
International Fingerspelling (1-handed)
Chance to get peer feedback on exam preperation
Distributing the plan for the practice group
We are considering pre-planning and announcing topics for a 2 month period in advance. Does this interest you?
I would be attending regardless
I would be attending anyway, but would be interested to know
Yes, I would plan my diary around sessions I wanted to attend
I may not attend some sessions of certain topics
Timetable for Practice Group
Upcoming Sessions, please let us know which you will be attending. These statistics help with our funding applications.
Craig 3/9, 1.30-3pm Saturday Silent Social
Rachel 11/9, 11.30-1pm Deaf-up your signing
Rachel 18/9, 11.30-1pm Roleshift and Characterisation
Craig 25/9, 11.30-1pm Signing Popular Songs
Rachel 1/10, 1.30-3pm Saturday Silent Social
Craig 9/10, 11.30-1pm Space and Placement
Rachel 16/10, 11.30-1pm Access to Work and Employment
Craig 23/10, 11.30-1pm Showing understanding
Rachel 30/10, 11.30-1pm Multi-channel Signs
Craig 5/11, 1.30-3pm Saturday Silent Social
Rachel 13/11, 11.30-1pm Pets and Animals
Rachel 20/11, 11.30-1pm Deaf Humor
Craig 27/11, 11.30-1pm Countries, Holidays and Travel
Rachel 3/12, 11.30-1pm Religious Signs
Craig 11/12, 11.30-1pm Fingerspelling
Genie Team 17/12, 1.30-3pm Saturday Silent Social
Is there anything else you wish to tell us?
Currently we communicate in in various methods, please let us know which you are happy to continue with
What's app for practice group
Facebook for practice group
Preferred communication method
if we were to change to ONE method of communication only, which would you prefer? Or do you like a blend?
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