Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Our student lipspeakers were delighted to meet two Hearing Dogs for Deaf people at their last session. Thank you so much to the their lovely owners who gave up their time to come in to talk to the students about their life, their deaf identity and how their working dogs enhance their daily lives. Gorgeous dogs!
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
It's the UK week of raising Deaf Awareness. What is everyone getting up to to spread the word? We'd love to hear from you and share your events.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Congratulations to our lovely Liz Mercer who has just qualified as our new NVQ Assessor for the Interpreting Diploma programme. We are so proud of her and a big thank you goes to Lynne and Linda for the ongoing nurturing and support!
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
It is estimated that the number of Deafblind people currently in the UK is 356,000. To give that number some perspective that is enough people to fill the Royal Albert Hall 64 TIMES ! We are delighted that so many students are joining us for our Deafblind courses. Our recent Level 1 Deafblind awareness course students received 100% pass rate. We are so proud of them. Our current Level 2 Deafblind communication course is already FULLY BOOKED, so we are excited to announce that we are setting up another course in the New Year. If you would like to join us, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Thanks to the generous funding of Chloe and Sophie Special Ears Fund, we are bringing Signing Clubs to schools all over the area. St Lawrence's School has just completed their first 10 week club, and Guildford Grove School will start their new club after Easter. It's fantastic to watch those little hands communicating with each other!
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
A sunny welcome for our latest Interpreting cohort who begin with us today. We are pleased to welcome our new trainee assessor Frances Lewis, as well as the warm return of Linda Gray and Jackie Griffiths. Our next Interpreter Assessment and Selection day will be 15th June, so get in touch if you are interested.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
SIGHT TRANSLATION On the 3rd November we are holding our Sight translation interview day and we want to wish good luck to all those attending and look forwarding to welcoming them here at the centre. Here at SfT we offer all the training needed to become a sight translator and we are excited to be offering this course for the first time - The translations are usually from English to BSL and can be used to translate complex written documents or recorded via camera for use on websites or even on television. NEXT STEP 10th November we will be welcoming prospective trainee interpreters here at Sign for Thoughts and we also wish them the best of luck. Happy Bonfire Night Don't forget its Firework day…
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
What a fantastic start to the new year we are having! A big 'welcome on board' to our lovely bunch of newbies just beginning their BSL journey with the iBSL Level 1 course. Get those fingers moving moving... Following their huge success in their Summer assessments, many of our previous Level 1 students have taken the leap into BSL Level 2 starting now. We are so happy to see you all again, and we're pleased to welcome a few new faces as well. It's going to be a blast! The sun shone on our latest cohort of BSL Level 6 students when they began their studies with us this week. What a lovely bonus getting to chat to you…