Alison Spear Director of Absolute BSLAbout

Alison is an experienced teacher, trainer, and assessor. She has also worked as a presenter, translator, mentor, and researcher – among other roles!

 

She is an active mother of two young deaf boys and wife to Simon.  She is a native BSL user from a four-generation Deaf family.  In her spare time, she likes to research her family tree and read British Deaf News.

 

One of Alison’s aspirations is to encourage hearing people to develop their BSL skills. This will benefit both communities, by bridging the communication gap and leading to career opportunities.

 

She established absolute to provide a high standard of teaching, encouraging good use of BSL and promoting the language as a whole.

 

Alison is passionate about teaching and people learning British Sign Language. She enjoys imparting her knowledge, but in particular, likes to see learners achieving, big and small.  The learners’ journey is also important to Alison; she aims to provide an environment that is as rewarding as it is educational.

 

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Testimonials

Jonathan
2012-09-26, 12:30
Was great working with you, the stories and BSL to camera you did will be really helpful for the students when they are practising their interpreting....
Karen
2012-01-09, 13:06
I would like to say that I have found your classes both interesting and informative, and feel I have learnt more in the three months I have been atten...
Louise Critch
2013-06-06, 21:16
Alison was my lecturer at university I found her way of teaching relaxed with lots of humorous stories. She is very patient and explains well if you d...