Luton, Beds. Alban Neve Deaf Association is delighted to announce the excellent exam results of its students in 2008-09. Part time students came in their spare time to study with ANDA tutors over several week ends throughout the year, and the results were phenomenal. Most of the students were studying higher levels of British Sign Language - courses they could not take in local colleges, universities, or in Adult Community Learning. Deaf Awareness courses were also offered and the results are included in the final calculations.
ANDA attributes the good results to a combination of factors: using high quality professionally trained Deaf teachers to teach BSL, classes of limited numbers, and a very careful selection and placement process at the beginning of the year.
ANDA is still enrolling for the following courses for 2009-2010: NVQ Level 3 and 4 BSL, Level 3 BSL, and pre-level 3 BSL (Inter C).
More classes - Deaf Awareness (taught in English), and PTLLS (Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector ) (BSL), First Aid (English and BSL), Food Hygiene (English and BSL) - will follow. Expressions of interest are welcome.
Photo: Agnes Dyab, Sarah Smith, and Jo Thomson on Student Interview Day. Candidates are given individual interviews so that they can be placed in the course suitable for their ability.