- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Teach Yourself; Pap/DVD edition (29 Oct. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340991321
- ISBN-13: 978-0340991329
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 5.7 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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British Sign Language: Teach Yourself: Book and DVD Pack Paperback – 29 Oct 2010
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"By far the best on the market now . . . . I will be putting this book on my mandatory reading material for all my BSL Level 1 learners" (Sister M. Rebicsek - Amazon reviewer and BSL tutor)
"Well worth the investment " (Lucy - Amazon reviewer)
"I loved it because it fully covered the areas that most books I have tried missed, such as facial expressions to accompany the signs, as well as word ordering" (FeatherHammer - Amazon reviewer)
Get Started in British Sign Language is the ideal self-access course to teach BSL to hearing learners.See all Product Description
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This is the book to buy if you are considering learning BSL.
One of the books many strengths is the way it introduces BSL grammar as it really gives the learner a head start in thinking in BSL and not in English which is key to learning BSL! The book also gives the learner an insight into Deaf culture and BSL etiquette which is invaluable when approaching that most important step of how to start a conversation. Handy tips and reminders throughout the book help you to learn the right way!
It is the best BSL learn to sign course I have seen!
The only folder to show some useful files on my TV DVD players is the VIDEO_TS, which shows only 16 out of the 65 that display the gestures needed to understand the accompanying book. Looking at the contents of the DVD on my PC shows the 65 video files in the VIDEO_TS folder.
The book is not worth much without the full list of video clips needed to explain the contents of the book; the book also states that the DVD clips are an integral part to explaining BSL.
The only way round this for buyers who experience the same problem is to copy the contents of the VIDEO_TS folder onto a PC hard drive and use a DVD "burner" (such as Nero) to burn another video DVD (not data DVD).
One can do this by copying the aforesaid files from the VIDEO_TS folder into a folder created and named, say TYBSL, on the hard drive.
When the DVD burner burns your video DVD (it MUST be in video burning mode) from all the selected files in that folder (TYBSL), it automatically creates the required AUDIO_TS folder, and the VIDEO_TS folder with the aforesaid files into it - and whooppee-dooo, your newly created DVD works with your telly video player, showing the functional menu that is needed, plus all 65 video clips working as they should!
Stuff the copyright warning - if it don't work, fix it - you paid for it - and having to hassle to fix it. Period!!
That AC2 folder with MP4 files created by the manufacturers stuffed up the functioning of their DVD. When emailing to the seller for a solution, they did not even have the decency to reply!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perfect, exactly what I was looking for. Definitely a great buy.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
It's a clear and simple book with sensible progression for learning. The disc is invaluable. Next time I would get a hardback or ring back style which would make reading, looking... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fiona Caithness
Good book, perfect for starting to learn sign language. Love the layout and font size images are helpful alsoPublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Considering that my British Sign Language dictionary is so big, I was a bit surprised at how small this book was. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kitt