Flemish sign language 1

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2nd sem. in odd years

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Live Comprehension:
You can understand signs and basic sentences you are familiar with and that are related to yourself, your family and your direct concrete environment, if people sign slowly and clearly.

Recorded Comprehension:
In recorded video texts, you can understand names, signs and very simple sentences that you are familiar with in Flemish Sign Language.

Live Production:
You can use simple expressions and sentences in Flemish Sign Language to describe your surroundings and the people you know.

Recorded Production:
You are able to make a brief video recording in Flemish Sign Language to send a simple message to, for example, your family.

Live Interaction:
You can participate in a simple conversation in Flemish Sign Language, if the conversation partner is willing to repeat information at a slower pace or to rephrase, and if the partner helps you to formulate what you are trying to express. You can ask and answer simple questions in Flemish Sign Language, which concern a direct need or topics you are very familiar with.

Required prior knowledge

No prior knowledge is required. There are, however, some technical requirements: sign language is a manual-visual, not an oral-auditory language. Sign language is recorded on video. Nowadays, this can be done effortlessly with a smartphone, tablet, webcam, compact camera or digital mirror reflex camera with video function, an outdoor headmount camera, and of course, with an analog or digital camera. For watching, downloading and uploading a text recorded on video, you need a laptop, tablet, smartphone, desktop, or smart TV with broadband internet access.

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15/02/2023 - 24/05/2023 Full

Time 19:00 - 21:30
Days Wed
Location Veyrac 2

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