About Us

BSL Online is the brainchild of me, Dominic Caswell. As well as being the most videoed man I know, I am a teacher and a keen badminton player and have been Deaf since birth. BSL Online was founded to enable anyone in the UK to learn British Sign Language in a friendly and engaging way, regardless of their access to adult education.

Somketimes I can fly!

Sometimes I can fly!

Teaching BSL is a passion of mine, from sharing useful signs with hearing friends to formal teaching of BSL to both hearing and Deaf young and adult learners to signature level 2 standard, although in founding and running the company I have been lucky enough to have the support of a wonderful team of educators, technical experts and signers & interpreters.

In addition to thanking my team, I also have to give credit to the amazing power of tea and biscuits, which have kept us going when we hit hurdles in the creation of the website and the hundreds of minutes of video.

I am always open to suggestions, so if you have ideas that you think would improve BSL Online or a recommendation for a brilliant biscuit, do contact me at [email protected]

 

Milestone for BSL Online

Milestone for BSL Online

2017
1st November

BSL Course Updated

BSL Course Updated

BSL Level 1 Support Course has been revamped – its now has 35 lessons and over 47 Quizes!

10th September

Now leave a Review

Now leave a Review

A new update to allow users to leave a review of their courses!

 

8th August

PayPal Added

PayPal Added

PayPal has been added – another great way of purchasing a course

6th August

First Student Passes Level 1

First Student Passes Level 1

A student who uses BSL Online to help them prepare for their level 1 has PASSED their level 1 BSL exam!

8th June

Custom Courses

New custom courses now available – Private & Personalised courses for your BSL group – lessons can be reordered and Tutors get to see how their students do in quizzes! – contact us for more information

18th May

Corporate Accounts/BSL Groups

Corporate Accounts/BSL Groups

Corporate Accounts are now enabled – you can set up a corporate or BSL course group for as many users as you want – get in touch for more details on setting up and group price plan

24th February

BSL Online Dictionary Added

BSL Online Dictionary Added

A new searchable dictionary has been added with over 750 Signs for people on the Level 1 Support Course

All Dictionary entries show a short clip of the sign, a description and an explanation on how to do the sign.

(Image is a dictionary entry for Excited)

2016
24th July

Certificates

Certificates

Certificates have been added to the courses – you can only get one if you complete a course!

25th March

Free Taster Course Added

Free Taster Course Added

The Free Taster Course Added to BSL Online.

This 2 lesson course has been added to give you a chance to have a look at how the website works without committing to buy a course.  It has 2 very simple lessons and a very short quiz

24th March

Introduction to BSL Course Added

Introduction to BSL Course Added

The second Course added to BSL Online

14th February

Achievement Badges Added

Achievement Badges Added

The Achievement badges are added to the Site and Course
This enables users to track their progress with Achievement Badges.
Badges earned from doing the course & quizes

2015
1st December

First course set up

First course set up

The first course is released – the BSL Online Level 1 Support Course.

25th August

Founding of BSL Online

Founding of BSL Online

The founding of BSL Online – Domain name and website set up