Whether you want to learn Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) for fun or as part of your work, to improve 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 colourfoul language
Specialized in everything related to LSQ, we offer LSQ training in different formats, from LSQ courses to private lessons, including à la carte courses and LSQ courses for ASL signers.
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.
a) A confirmation email will be sent to you with relevant information to help you properly prepare for the first class.
b) A reminder email will be sent to you 3 days before the date of the first class.
If a class is abandoned before the 3rd class, a refund will be made. No refund will be issued after the 3rd class.
LSQ courses are designed according to the LSQ skills grid. The LSQ Level 1 course will be available starting this fall and the other courses are in development.
Private lessons will be offered on demand and tailor-made for each individual or group of individuals wishing to perfect their mastery of LSQ or certain specific aspects (eg, syntax, grammar, classifiers, facial expressions, etc.).
A great option for those who want to perfect their knowledge on a specific aspect of LSQ or learn more about Deaf culture, just to name a few topics that can be offered on an ad hoc basis or for a short period of time.
This introductory LSQ course is intended for English-speaking signers who have already mastered ASL and who want to learn LSQ. This course is also offered in a hybrid format which integrates notions of French into the course.
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.
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