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Help us to preserve the future of BSL by supporting ABSLTA

A non-profit organisation that supports the wider use of British Sign Language teachers

We support training and development of BSL teachers and Assessors
We seek positive learning experiences for BSL learners

You are welcome to join us as an ABSLTA Member, or to become an ABSLTA Friend and donate to the cause.


Special thanks go to Lady Winifred Tumim CBE

This website is dedicated to the memory of Lady Winifred Tumim CBE. Her tireless work to support communication between deaf and hearing people led to the use of funds from her family estate to support the design, build and maintenance of this site.
Winfred was fascinated by linguistics and recognised that BSL was a language in its own right, and hoped that one day this would be more widely recognised and supported by the government with this inclusion in the national curriculum and other educational settings.

Welcome to ABSLTA

The Association for British Sign Language Teachers and Assessors

ABSLTA aims to advance the profession of British Sign Language “BSL” education in the UK through its ongoing commitment to professional development and its promotion of the interests of its members and BSL users to the public.

ABSLTA will seek to achieve its aims by:

  • Providing advice and information to its Members and the wider public;
  • Setup forums in which its Members can come together and offer each other advice and support;
  • Promoting the education in BSL profession and working proactively with other organisations and professions to shape its future development

Why join ABSLTA?

If you are a BSL teacher working in education, come and join ABSLTA!  Read more... 

Great Resources

  • Access to member-only teaching resources online
  • Membership card
  • Access to member-only events information

Reduce Costs

  • Reduced delegate fees at ABSLTA's events
  • Free subscription to ABSLTA's Newsletter
  • Post your events online for free of charge

Workshops

  • Access to exclusive members-only area of ABSLTA website
  • Access to exclusive members-only training workshop events

Networking

  • Netwroking opportunities for sharing: experiences; professional support and advice; problem solving issues and ideas
  • Annual AGM held each April at different locations around the UK

Membership

ABSLTA shall be open to anyone satisfying the following eligibility requirements:

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Full Membership - £25.00 per year

  • Will be able to access to teaching and assessors resources
  • Post teaching resources online
  • Forums Post your feedbacks on given resources
  • Post your BSL video clips online
  • Training & CPD View events and workshops
  • Post your event and workshop online
  • Newsletters
Join Membership

About Us

ABSLTA is a member-led voluntary organisation started in 1989 and is growing!

ABSLTA aims to advance the profession of British Sign Language "BSL" education in the UK through its ongroing commitment to professional development and its promotion of the interests of its members and BSL users to the public.  Read more

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About our Team

Our professional and experienced team will make your teaching wonderful. Our team are practicing their field of expertise on daily basis.
Chairperson


Secretary



ICT and Membership & Administration Officer


Media Officer



    Stuart Parkinson
    The Researcher


      Silvana Lennon
      The Recruitment and Promotion Officer for North


        Deborah Van Halle
        The Recruitment and Promotion Officer for South


          Janice Eliza B Crossland-Jones
          The Events & Booking Officer