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FL / SL teaching to blind people

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FL / SL teaching to blind people

Postby frank » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:46 pm

Hi,

My apologies for x-posting this one.

Does anybody here have experience with teaching FL/SL to blind people? Or can somebody point out some articles/publications about this.

Thanks in advance,

Groetjes,

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Postby Slava » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:59 pm

This is an interesting question. I wonder how it turned out? How would you go about teaching a visual language to a blind person?
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Postby bnjtokyo » Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:43 am

I didn't see this item when it was originally posted.

Assuming FL means foreign language and SL means second language, I once taught English to blind Japanese students.

I used James J. Asher's Total Physical Response method to develop about 50 hours of instruction. Have a look at www.tpr-world.com, and good luck.
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Postby Slava » Fri Jul 09, 2010 12:29 pm

To tell the truth, I always assumed SL was sign language. If it's second language, that makes it a lot different.
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:03 am

For some reason, I expect that while the blind may be able to sign, they'd have a hard time reading sign language.
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