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 Spring term dates

Lesson 1 8th Jan
Lesson 2 15th Jan
Lesson 3 22nd Jan
Lesson 4 29th Jan
Lesson 5 5th Feb
12th Feb (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 19th Feb
Lesson 7 26th Feb
Lesson 8 5th Mar
Lesson 9 12th Mar
Lesson 10 19th Mar


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 Spring term dates

Lesson 1 11th Jan
Lesson 2 18th Jan
Lesson 3 25th Jan
Lesson 4 1st Feb
Lesson 5 8th Feb
15th Feb (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 22nd Feb
Lesson 7 1st Mar
Lesson 8 8th Mar
Lesson 9 15th Mar
Lesson 10 22nd Mar


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 Spring term dates

Lesson 1 10th Jan
Lesson 2 17th Jan
Lesson 3 24th Jan
Lesson 4 31st Jan
Lesson 5 7th Feb
14th Feb (HALF TERM)
Lesson 6 21st Feb
Lesson 7 28th Feb
Lesson 8 7th Mar
Lesson 9 14th Mar
Lesson 10 21st Mar


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 Spring term dates

Lesson 1 4th Jan
Lesson 2 11th Jan
Lesson 3 18th Jan
Lesson 4 25th Jan
Lesson 5 1st Feb
Lesson 6 8th Feb
Lesson 7 15th Feb
Lesson 8 22nd Feb
Lesson 9 1st Mar
Lesson 10 8th Mar


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 term dates

Lesson 1 9th Jan
Lesson 2 23rd Jan
Lesson 3 6th Feb
Lesson 4 20th Feb
Lesson 5 6th Mar
Lesson 6 20th Mar
Lesson 7 3rd Apr
Lesson 8 17th Apr
Lesson 9 1st May
Lesson 10 15th May