Titel: Teaching the National Written Language to Deaf Students: A New Approach

Deaf people across Europe struggle to have equal access to written Information as the main language of instruction in school is the spoken language. The "Deaf Learning" project (2015-1-PL01-KA204-016) aims at improving the above-mentioned situation by developing a face-to-face course supported by a Moodle course according to the needs of young deaf adults. Within the project, the partners developed a framework for lessons ranging from A1 to B2 (on the basis of the Common European Framework for Languages, CEFR) to improve reading and writing skills in the respective national languages. The teaching materials for level A1 consist of 30 lessons in pdf printable version, and 6 Moodle lessons. To make the course suitable for the very heterogeneous group of deaf learners, the structure of the lessons was designed so that teachers can adapt it to the needs of the deaf students. The Moodle lessons are kept simple and visual; they include sign language videos, images, and H5P interactive contents. The teaching materials have been tested in Italy for the main target group (17 participants aged 16-25 years) and in Austria for all other interested parties (3 participants aged over 30 years) through face-to-face lessons. The participants' feedback was incorporated into the materials.

Schlagworte: Sign language, Deaf education, E-learning, Inclusive learning, Bilingual approach
Publikationstyp: Beitrag in Proceedings (Autorenschaft)
Art der Veröffentlichung Printversion
Erschienen in: Computers Helping People with Special Needs
Computers Helping People with Special Needs
zur Publikation
 ( Springer; K. Miesenberger, G. Kouroupetroglou )
Erscheinungsdatum: 07.2018
Titel der Serie: -
Bandnummer: Part I
Erstveröffentlichung: Ja
Seite: S. 163 - 171
Bild der Titelseite: Cover


  • 978-3-319-94276-6
  • 978-3-319-94277-3
ISSN: 0302-9743
AC-Nummer: -
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Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften
Fakultätszentrum für Gebärdensprache und Hörbehindertenkommunikation (ZGH)
Universitätsstr. 65-67
A-9020 Klagenfurt
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Universitätsstr. 65-67
AT - A-9020  Klagenfurt


  • 602013 - Gebärdensprachforschung
  • 503009 - Erwachsenenbildung
  • 503029 - Sprachlehrforschung
  • Humans in the Digital Age
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Universitá Ca' Foscari Venezia
Santa Croce, 2161
30123 Venedig
Santa Croce, 2161
IT - 30123  Venedig

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