Whether you want to learn Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) for fun, for your work, for improving your skills under better conditions, or to better understand Deaf culture, you’ve come to the right place.
We have everything you need to meet your needs and will be proud to be your partner in your LSQ skills acquisition.
LSQ, a colourful language
Specialized in everything related to LSQ, we offer LSQ training in different formats, from LSQ courses in virtual group mode, to private lessons and LSQ courses for ASL signers. Soon, à la carte courses will be available.
LSQ, along with American Sign Language (ASL) and Native Sign Languages, is recognized as one of the most used languages by French-speaking Deaf people in Quebec and Canada (Canadian Act on accessibility, 2019, c. 10, section 5.1).
Our courses are designed according to the LSQ EvaLSQ competency grid, which was developed in close collaboration with the Research Group on LSQ and Deaf Bilingualism at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), which allowed us to design courses that correspond to the skill levels of the LSQ.
With no less than 10,000 Deaf and hard of hearing Quebecers and a growing number of people living with hearing loss, LSQ is a language par excellence that allows them to be included in society. Take for example the masks which are problematic for the Deaf and hard of hearing; By mastering the basics of LSQ, it will allow you to be able to communicate with them in complete safety without removing your mask.
The benefits of learning LSQ are many and are not limited to communicating with people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Did you know that it is possible to take your career in another unexpected direction once you master LSQ? Those who learn and master LSQ often become LSQ-French interpreters, teachers for deaf children and adolescents, speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, doctors, etc.
A minimum number of 9 participants is required for the course to take place and places are limited to 12 participants.
If a class is abandoned before the 2nd class, a refund will be made for a fee of $50, thus covering administrative costs.
No refund will be issued after the 2nd class.
Registrations for the 2022 Winter Session are now open!
The session begins the week of January 31 and ends the week of April 18, 2022 (12 weeks).
Our courses are offered online via the Zoom platform.
Go down to register for a course that fits you before January 21, 2022!
NEW: After-Course Coffee
“After-Course Coffee” is a great opportunity for the ASL signers to practice LSQ in a fun social settings.
Workshops are offered free of charge to the students of our LSQ courses for ASL signers on Zoom. LSQ signers who are learning ASL will also join with the ASL signers who are learning LSQ. For non-students of our LSQ courses, the cost is $5 each workshop.
The workshop takes place on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30pm every two weeks.
Upcoming dates are:
CBLS offers a wide range of consulting services to support institutions, corporations, organizations, and individuals in achieving their accessibily goals for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Know your level of proficiency in Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) with the very first reliable assessment tool in Canada. The result of close collaboration between CB Linguistic Services (SLCB), the Research Group on LSQ and Deaf Bilingualism at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), and the Ontario Ministry of Education, this tool will allow participants to discover their level of proficiency in LSQ and thus set learning or development goals.
For LSQ interpreters in perpetual quest for professional development and continuing education opportunities, this service component will be available soon.
Your comments are important to us. Do not hesitate to write to us using the contact form. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.
Phone: 613 701-1376