Language skills and learning preferences of deaf and hard of hearing students (LangSkills II)
The project aims to improve the quality of foreign language education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) learners by drawing attention to the importance of using effective foreing language learning strategies and encouraging autonomy in DHH learners by designing a set of resources to deal with this situation.
The aim is to adapt the learning styles and strategies surveys in order to allow DHH learners assess themselves and choose those that suit their needs.
A bank of tips and strategies suggested by successful DHH learners who will act as role models will be created to motivate DHH learners on their foreing language learning pathway.
Increasing knowledge and resources as well as engaging learners in international short-term mobilities will compensate for the learning shortfall and will increase their motivation and understanding. A series of summer schools provides an opportunity to extend the learning outside the classroom and enable the DHH foreign language learners to discuss possibilities for adopting different ways of acquiring and practising a foreign language.
An international conference and national seminar for the interested public will share the results and materials to a wide public enabling DHH learners and their teachers to use the resources that are currently lacking.