ESHRC - East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre

British Sign Language


BSL is the language of the Deaf community. BSL has its own vocabulary, structure and grammar which is different from English. It is a visual, gestural language which uses handshapes, facial expression and body language to express meaning. The classes are very informal and anyone can join whether you are a complete beginner or already know some signs. It is an opportunity for students to polish up their Sign Language in a social environment. There are no exams, so no pressure. We have evening classes, for further information please contact us.


Sign Language classes in Eastbourne

Beginners BSL classes at our Centre, 8 St Leonard's Road, Eastbourne on Mondays (unless where stated) from 2:30pm to 4pm (term-time only) £40 per term (10 lessons) or £20 if you are unemployed or pensioners .

2017 Winter term dates

Lesson 1 18th Sept
Lesson 2 25th Sept
Lesson 3 2nd Oct
Lesson 4 9th Oct
Lesson 5 16th Oct
23rd Oct (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 30th Oct
Lesson 7 6th Nov
Lesson 8 13th Nov
Lesson 9 20th Nov
Lesson 10 27th Nov


Improvers BSL classes at our Centre, 8 St Leonard's Road, Eastbourne on Thursdays from 2:30pm to 4pm (term-time only)  £40 per term (10 lessons) or £20 if you are unemployed or pensioners.

2017 Winter term dates

Lesson 1 21st Sept
Lesson 2 28th Sept
Lesson 3 5th Oct
Lesson 4 12th Oct
Lesson 5 19th Oct
26th Oct (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 2nd Nov
Lesson 7 9th Nov
Lesson 8 16th Nov
Lesson 9 23rd Nov
Lesson 10 30th Nov


Evening BSL classes at our Centre, 8 St Leonard's Road, Eastbourne on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7.30pm (term-time only)  £40 per term (10 lessons) or £20 if you are unemployed or pensioners.

2017 Winter term dates

Lesson 1 20th Sept
Lesson 2 27th Sept
Lesson 3 4th Oct
Lesson 4 11th Oct
Lesson 5 18th Oct
25th Oct (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 1st Nov
Lesson 7 8th Nov
Lesson 8 15th Nov
Lesson 9 22nd Nov
Lesson 10 29th Nov


Sign Language classes in Hastings

Southwater Area Community Centre, 1 Stainsby Street, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6LA, Thursdays from 2pm to 3.30pm, term-time only.   £40 per term (10 lessons) or £20 if you are unemployed or pensioners.  Light refreshments are provided.

Lesson 1 5th Oct
Lesson 2 12th Oct
Lesson 3 19th Oct
Lesson 4 26th Oct
Lesson 5 2nd Nov
Lesson 6 9th Nov
Lesson 7 16th Nov
Lesson 8 23rd Nov
Lesson 9 30th Nov
Lesson 10 7th Dec