Friday, May 15, 2009

1st International Sign Degree

A University in Scotland is offering what is being called the world's first international sign language degree. The Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University program will offer classes in British Sign Language and teach students to compare it with different sign languages across Europe. Nearly 90,000 people in the UK use BSL as their primary means of communication. The school is teaming up with universities in Finland and Germany to deliver the new European masters degree in sign language interpreting to allow students to develop experts who can interpret at international events including the United Nations and European Parliament. More information.