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. 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 Spring term dates

Lesson 1 24th April
Lesson 2 2nd May (Tues)
Lesson 3 8th May
Lesson 4 15th May
Lesson 5 22nd May
27th May (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 5th June
Lesson 7 12th June
Lesson 8 19th June
Lesson 9 26th June
Lesson 10 3rd July


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 Spring term dates

Lesson 1 27th April
Lesson 2 4th May
Lesson 3 11th May
Lesson 4 18th May
Lesson 5 25th May
1st June (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 8th June
Lesson 7 15th June
Lesson 8 22nd June
Lesson 9 29th June
Lesson 10 6th July


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 27th April
Lesson 2 4th May
Lesson 3 11th May
Lesson 4 18th May
25th May (No class)
Lesson 5 1st June
Lesson 6 8th June
Lesson 7 15th June
Lesson 8 22nd June
29th June (No class)
Lesson 9 6th July
Lesson 10 13th July