Deep and detailed, yet clear and simple.
Easy to use anywhere, any time.
Perfect for your learning.
Professionally designed learning in bite-size form.It's easy to focus on learning when you log on, because of the clear and organised layout that takes away all the clutter you don't need. This layout gives you bite-size steps through a structure compliant with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the language-learning framework used by all colleges, universities and qualification authorities.
Lots of little, useful things and big, useful things.From an automated system that keeps track of your progress as you go through testing, to video-flip and subtitles of key words, there are lots of ideas and little details in Levels - and they're all united in taking online learning to new standards. It's a really user-friendly system that can take thousands of clips, hundreds of tests and advanced programming, and make it all easy to use.
Things done properly for your learning.Every time you sign new things for the first time, you're taking advantage of our well-designed videos and a clear topic structure for natural language development. That's how Levels works; you watch clips where you learn from full sentences being signed, not just single words. You watch clips showing correct grammar, and watch presenters that are always native signers of their regions. So you're not just learning - you're learning from a website that does things properly.
Innovation meets experience - watch, click and sign.Levels is unique in how it is designed to let you practise understanding sign language, and practise signing yourself. Every time you log on, watch, click and sign, you're using something that has been created with lots of innovative thinking based on years of experience. The founder-directors have 50 years' combined experience of linguistics, teaching, training teachers, presenting at universities and conferences around the world - and have created curricula many sign language teachers are using today.
Getting things right.At the end of each level, there are tests designed to let you practise and check how well you're doing in different areas of sign language use. Our Selection and Multiple-choice tests let you watch a video and then check how well you understand it. Look through Question videos to check and get used to sign language in conversational question forms, and practise your answers. Go through our Productive Tests to see how well you do at signing given phrases that will be shown to you - or you can just sign whatever you want, and review the video that has been automatically recorded for you.
Learning suited to today's world.
With Levels, you're never stuck for access. Levels, like our other must-have learning products Fingerspelling and Lost in Translation, can be used any time, anywhere. You can learn from Levels on its own, as a study aid if you're taking a sign language course, as a revision tool to get ready for your exams, or to catch up after a long summer off. Wherever you are, Levels is always quick to access and use*, letting you make your own choices on where and when to learn.
It's easy to find the sign for a certain word by using Phrase Search. All you have to do is to type in the word you'd like to find, and hit 'Search'. If the Level you're in contains the sign you're looking for, the search system will give you the results, and the lessons and videos in which you can find this sign. From this list you can click and watch any video given to you in the results.
* Internet or wifi connection required