BSL Online made EASY: Course 1

Learn British Sign Language - anytime, anyplace & at any pace! Join 1500+ other students in this Level 1 course!

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Welcome to BSL Online!
(British Sign Language)

I am excited to deliver to you BSL (British Sign Language) Online. This means you can learn BSL whenever it suits you in the comfort of your home or workplace & anywhere with good internet connection.

In this course you will learn (learning outcomes):

  • About BSL (British Sign Language)
  • About deafness, Deaf Community and Culture
  • BSL vocabulary & how to sign short BSL sentences or phrases
  • Learn how to communicate with deaf people in BSL without voice
  • Develop an appreciation for BSL & develop practical BSL skills
  • Access genuine BSL with a deaf teacher
  • Learn through fun and informal online video tutorials & a student handbook
  • Receive a good introduction before committing to accredited courses

This online course is for people who:

  • Want to be introduced to BSL (British Sign Language) and Deaf Culture
  • Want to attend classes online in their home or workplace & study at their own pace • Are managers, employers, teachers, health professionals, friends & colleagues of deaf or hard-of-hearing people
  • Are interested in working with deaf or hard-of-hearing people
  • Want to form new friendships with deaf sign language users

For more information or questions please email me.

"I found that to be a great level one course. It provides you with everything you need for a basic understanding and gives you the ability to start talking to people. Well done Lisa on providing a good basic course. "

- Keri Armstrong

"This is the best thing I have done, I'm practicing all the time and teaching the children the new things I learn. It's easy to follow and I love the fact that I can have 10 minutes or half hour depending on my free time. I needed a little technical help and my request was responded to swiftly and the issues were resolved. "

- Kate Somers


Course Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction & Deaf Awareness

BSL Introduction

BSL Online Course 1 Student Handbook

Join the BSL Online Private Facebook Group

BSL Online Course 1 Deaf Awareness

Section 2: BSL Basics - Handshapes & Fingerspelling

BSL Handshapes

BSL Handshapes Voice Off

BSL Handshapes Activities

BSL Handshapes Quick Quiz 1

BSL Handshapes Quick Quiz 2

BSL Fingerspelling

BSL Fingerspelling Voice Off

BSL Fingerspelling Activities

BSL Fingerspelling Quick Quiz 3

BSL Fingerspelling Quick Quiz 4

Section 3: BSL Tutorials, Activities & Quizzes

BSL Numbers 1-10

BSL Numbers Voice Off

BSL Numbers Activities

BSL Numbers Quick Quiz 5

BSL Numbers Quick Quiz 6

BSL Greetings & Basic Communication

BSL Greetings & Basic Communication Voice Off

BSL Greetings & Basic Communication Activities

BSL Greetings & Basic Communication Quick Quiz 7

BSL Greetings & Basic Communication Quick Quiz 8

BSL Pronouns

BSL Pronouns Voice Off

BSL Pronouns Activities

BSL Pronouns Quick Quiz 9

BSL Pronouns Quick Quiz 10

BSL Question Words

BSL Question Words Voice Off

BSL Question Words Activities

BSL Question Words Quick Quiz 11

BSL Question Words Quick Quiz 12

BSL Time Part 1

BSL Time Part 2

BSL Time Voice Off

BSL Time Activities

BSL Time Quick Quiz 13

BSL Time Quick Quiz 14

BSL Place Signs

BSL Place Signs Voice Off

BSL Place Signs Activities

BSL Place Signs Quick Quiz 15

BSL Place Signs Quick Quiz 16

BSL People, Family & Friends

BSL People, Family & Friends Voice Off

BSL People, Family & Friends Activities

BSL People, Family & Friends Quick Quiz 17

BSL People, Family & Friends Quick Quiz 18

Section 4: Conclusion

BSL Final Words

Section 5: Certificate of Completion

Certificate of Completion


Meet Lisa

About Me

My name is Lisa Mills & I am your online tutor. I am a registered school teacher (early childhood, special education, primary & secondary) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts & Drama; & a Graduate Diploma in Education.

I am bilingual in spoken English & BSL (British Sign Language) / Auslan (Australian Sign Language).

Deaf since birth, it wasn’t until my teenage years that I learnt to sign. It was the best thing I ever did as it enabled me to discover my deaf identity & learn ways to be proud of my deafness.

I have published a beautiful hardcover deaf awareness book 'Look at Me: Deaf Awareness' & a sign singing DVD for children called 'Sing & Sign with Lisa'. Both are popular resources! These are both available in my online store.

I am also married to a wonderful deaf man from England & we have two gorgeous hearing children 4y.o & 2y.o. Both children are growing up to be bilingual in sign language & English. In fact, both are said to be demonstrating very high communication, language & vocabulary skills for their age - thanks to sign language!

Sign language is a beautiful language & has opened many doors for my family & I. And, I anticipate that learning sign language will open new doors for you too.

Sign Language: Auslan and BSL

To view my style of teaching for my Auslan / BSL video tutorials please click on this youtube link. This video clip is number 1 on Google rankings for Auslan fingerspelling. It has many views, likes & comments. Please note this is an Auslan fingerspelling video tutorial. However, if you are here to learn BSL Online, you too can benefit from this video because Auslan & BSL fingerspelling are the same. Do take a look!

Deaf Yoga

I am also a trained yoga teacher with over 500hrs of training in Level 1 (200hrs) & Level 2 (300hrs) Yoga Alliance accredited courses. This training was predominantly in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar & Hatha Yoga as well as Yoga Anatomy, Pranayama, Meditation & Ayurveda. In addition to this training I have completed Level 1 & 2 teacher training in Children's Yoga, Special Yoga (for children with disabilities) & Prenatal Yoga.

To view my style of teaching deaf yoga please click on this youtube link. This is a new video clip & is currently being very well received. It highlights ways to make yoga accessible to deaf people.

More Information

I trust that you will enjoy learning online with me. I take great pride in my training courses & like to deliver the best I can give. This website is a fantastic place to do online training with me and it is very user-friendly.

If you are in Australia, I am also available for special request group bookings. I have delivered many onsite training workshops for community, education & corporate groups. For more information about my face to face training workshops & retreats please visit my website


"Thank you. I really enjoyed your course, and found your teaching very easy to follow. Looking forward to doing level two!"

- Elizabeth O'Driscoll


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you keep unlimited* access to the content so you can watch and re-watch the videos as many times as you'd like.

*Unlimited for as long as it’s hosted on our current online learning platform (and we’re not going away any time soon!)

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

"I really enjoyed doing level. I feel more confident in basic signing. I have learned a lot from the course. Now I can communicate more effectively with my client! Thank you!"

- Cathy Kirby, PA

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