Using bilingual methods to train teachers of British Sign Language

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Abstract / Description of output

During the 1980s British Sign Language (BSL) went through a revival led by the Deaf community, which stimulated demand for BSL tuition from hearing people in Further and Adult education settings. In response to the demand, several tutor-training courses for Deaf tutors were developed. This paper discusses issues raised in a teacher-training course where bilingual (BSL/English) teaching and assessment methods were used with Deaf students. The development of bilingual study skills and structuring of signed video assignments are examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBest of Language Issues
Subtitle of host publicationArticles from the First 20 Years of NATECLA's ESOL Journal
EditorsRakesh Bhanot, Eva Illes
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherLLU+ London South Bank University
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781872972855
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • BSL
  • deaf education


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