ERIC Number: ED414761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Signed Video-Classes for Foreign Language Study.
Frankel, Carole N.
To address the special second language learning needs of deaf college students, a project was undertaken at Gallaudet University (District of Columbia), the world's only four-year liberal arts university for the deaf, to create 36 videotaped lessons in grammar, signed in American Sign Language, for first-year French and Spanish instruction. The tapes are intended for use in either classroom or language laboratory. The tapes are not geared to any specific textbook, and the vocabulary is simple and repetitive. The report describes the unique instructional needs of the students, production of the videos, distribution of the tapes to other schools and programs for the deaf, and feedback received about the materials. Appended materials include forms for both teachers and students to use in implementing/using and evaluating the videotapes, a brochure, and a separately published catalog of the tapes available. (MSE)
Descriptors: American Sign Language, College Second Language Programs, Communication Problems, Deafness, French, Grammar, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Introductory Courses, Language Laboratories, Material Development, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Second Languages, Spanish, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gallaudet Univ., Washington, DC.