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ERIC Number: ED121116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Pages: 11
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Teaching Spanish to the Deaf.
Munoz-Strizver, Nancy
Conversational Spanish is taught to hearing-impaired adolescents at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) through the use of cued speech. This paper provides an explanation of this mode of instruction and a description of the Spanish program at MSSD. The students learn the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Cued Speech is used to provide phonetic information which is not distinguishable by lipreading alone. Four hand positions placed around the face and neck area help distinguish vowel sounds that appear to be similar on the lips. While the position of the hand cues vowel sounds, the shape of the hand cues different consonant groups. After a basic course in Cued Speech, students have the option of studying Artistic Cued Speech, in which they learn to sing songs and to recite poetry and short essays, or Spanish. Each unit of the Spanish course consists of four phases: presentation of the material by means of film strips; explanation and repetition, the objective being the assimilation of the material; and transposition, the objective being to manipulate the variable elements of the structural units and to transfer the learned material to a variety of new situations. (Author/CLK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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