This might sound like a daft question, but honestly I've no experience of this so as ever I'm asking the BBS for help. My German stepson works with severely disabled children in Germany, and he uses sign language to communicate with many of them. He wants to come to Barnsley to improve his sign language skills and he's asked me for help. Barnsley College do courses, but I've really no idea how sign language works. For example, is it language based? If someone can sign to a good level with a German speaking child, would they be able to sign to an English speaking child, or would they need to learn an English version of sign language? Any info would be very useful, I'm trying to find out what level of course he would need to go on. I know I'll get the odd daft reply, but if anyone knows more about this subject please help. Cheers lads and lasses.