ABSLTA welcomes a diverse, skilled and varied membership and committee in the spirit of working together to promote the interests and quality of BSL Teaching in the UK.
One of ABSLTA member gave her lovely feedback about ABSLTA setting up Google classroom for ABSLTA members to access information and BSL resources for teaching tips
If you are qualified as BSL teachers interested to attend you are welcome to join https://abslta.co.uk/join-abslta
All the committee have been communicating and I think it is important to inform all of you as members.
Members expected all of administration committee will responding through facebook comment. All the committees is not pay and don't work everyday with ABSLTA which it is only volunteers.
Please remember and be patient with us which some of us are not responding as you know the ABSLTA committee do not get paid for their work (voluntary 100%) and understand that they have their have own life, children and family to look after. When they are free
Hope all of you are understanding. Thank you for value and watching.
In sharing Linda Day's article ABSLTA would like to be known to all our members that we do not support Culture Appropriation. ABSLTA was set up to support also empower Deaf BSL Teachers and Assessors. We actively encourage constructive feedback to build the confidence and Skills of Deaf BSL Teachers and Assessors throughout the UK.
ABSLTA will report any bogus training to:
ABSLTA does this to protect the reputation and integrity of qualified BSL Teachers and Assessors.
The ABSLTA Team is sharing a post by Duke Notgnille on the ABSLTA Facebook Page to inform all ABSLTA members about Black Lives Matters and encouraging us all BSL teachers to follow these signs for BLACK LIVES MATTERS. Especially as these signs were chosen by the Black Deaf Group members. It is especially important that we all respect the group’s preferred sign for BLACK.
Membership of ABSLTA is primarily for supporting BSL Teachers and Assessors. We welcome Managers empowering their BSL teaching staff to become members of ABSLTA as part of their continuing professional development. Membership is open to individual BSL Teachers and Assessors only as we do not run a separate membership for organisations.
ABSLTA is concerned by the quality of some YouTube BSL Tutorials. We have been alerted to these tutorials by qualified and experienced BSL Teachers and Assessors who have contacted us.
ABSLTA's aim is to support qualified and trained BSL Teachers and Assessors by setting up various workshops and conferences. We support continuing professional development for all BSL Teachers and Assessors.
In addition to having a teaching qualification and advanced level of BSL and linguistic knowledge and skills, it is the responsibility of all of us to maintain high quality standards of teaching.
ABSLTA is campaigning for a national register of BSL Teachers and Assessors independent of awarding bodies to avoid conflict of interest.
Makaton is not a sign language. It is a communication tool devised for people with learning difficulties.
Makaton does use some signs borrowed from BSL. However it is not equal to BSL and cannot replace BSL for Deaf children and adults.
Makaton follows English grammar structure. BSL is a language with its own grammar and structure.