Lesson 2

English Notes
BSL Video

Lesson two is about exchanging personal information using numbers. You will need to teach the students how to articulate numbers, and the linguistics column of the framework provides details of linguistic devices for signing numbers. For example: movement of the ordinals first, second, third, fourth, fifth, etc., through vertical or horizontal use of space, or enumeration using the non-dominant hand. You will also teach signs related to time, such as TWO O' CLOCK, THREE O' CLOCK, FOUR O' CLOCK or half past SIX, and to money, such as £20 or £40.

The cultural content column explains that numbers must be taught with regional variation in mind, as the forms differ across the country and there are many varieties. This variation may occur not only in the articulation of the numbers but also in the related quantity sign; for example, there are several variations of the sign for POUND. It is important that students use the correct forms of number signs. Also when students use the sign for time they must remember not to just hold up the number TWO or THREE but to use a twisting movement for TWO O' CLOCK, THREE O’CLOCK. It is also important that you teach the variety appropriate to your local region, and that you maintain this variety throughout the course. 

The final column provides a list of the learning outcomes that the students will be expected to achieve related to information using numbers. Once they have achieved all of the learning outcomes, they have completed this lesson.

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