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 .

2018 Summer term dates

Lesson 1 23rd April
Lesson 2 30th April
Lesson 3 8th May (Tuesday)
Lesson 4 14th May
Lesson 5 21st May
28th May (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 4th June
Lesson 7 11th June
Lesson 8 18th June
Lesson 9 25th June
Lesson 10 2nd 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.

2018 Summer term dates

Lesson 1 26th April
Lesson 2 3rd May
Lesson 3 10th May
Lesson 4 17th May
Lesson 5 24th May
31st May (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 7th June
Lesson 7 14th June
Lesson 8 21st June
Lesson 9 28th June
Lesson 10 5th July


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.

2018 Summer term dates

Lesson 1 25th April
Lesson 2 2nd May
Lesson 3 9th May
Lesson 4 16th May
Lesson 5 23rd May
30th May (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 6th June
Lesson 7 13th June
Lesson 8 20th June
Lesson 9 27th June
Lesson 10 4th 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.

2018 Summer term dates

Lesson 1 4th April
Lesson 2 12th April
Lesson 3 19th April
Lesson 4 26th April
Lesson 5 3rd May
Lesson 6 10th May
Lesson 7 17th May
Lesson 8 24th May
Lesson 9 31st May
Lesson 10 7th June


BSL signing savvy classes in Lewes

Lewes House of Friendship, 208 High Street, Lewes, BN7 2NS, Tuesdays (fortnightly) from 2pm to 3pm.   £40 per term (10 lessons) or £20 if you are unemployed or pensioners.  

2018 Spring/Summer term dates (once every 2 weeks)

Lesson 1 5th April
Lesson 2 12th April
Lesson 3 19th April
Lesson 4 26th April
Lesson 5 3rd May
Lesson 6 10th May
Lesson 7 17th May
Lesson 8 25th May
Lesson 9 31st May
Lesson 10 7th June