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 East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre holds Sign Language classes every Thursday afternoon during term-time from 2.30pm - 4pm. These are held at the Centre at 8 St Leonard's Road, Eastbourne.

New -From September 2014
Beginners BSL class, Monday 2:30pm to 4pm (term-time only) commencing 22nd Sept.
Improvers BSL class, Thursday 2:30pm to 4pm (term-time only) commencing 25th Sept.

Sign Language classes in Hastings

Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings Thursdays from 2pm to 3;30pm, term-time only.  The classes are very informal and anyone is welcome to attend whether they are a total 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. There is a small charge and light refreshments are provided. For further information please contact us.  Please note that classes will be held at a new venue from September 2014 TBC.