English for Deaf People

English for Deaf People
English for Deaf People

He University Language Center (CUI) relaunched his English for Deaf People Program. This program is part of the project CUI and the Communitya series of free courses and activities that the University Language Center offers to sectors of society with specific needs and who usually find it difficult to access language training opportunities.

In this context, this Program includes modules that combine the teaching of American Sign Language (ASL) with the reading-comprehension of words and texts in English. The courses are offered in person at the CUI Central Headquarters (Junín 222, CABA) and directly by and for deaf people, without interpreters, through the use of Argentine Sign Language (LSA), presentations and videos.

“Our English for Deaf People course is designed with the aim of offering an accessible educational experience that allows students to develop their English language skills. Through this course, we seek to encourage learning and cultural integration,” says the Academic Director of the CUI, Florencia Pesce. He also noted that previous editions “were very positive” and that students “highlighted the accessibility of the materials and the quality of teaching” as well as “the support provided by the academic team.”

The English for Deaf People course is taught by the renowned teacher Pablo Pomeranec, Graduated in Business Administration and Finance from Gallaudet University in Washington DC, United States, and is also a graduate of the English Language Institute (Washington DC). He has extensive training in Argentine Sign Language (LSA), American Sign Language (ASL) and Universal Sign Language (USL).

He University Language Center of the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Buenos Aires It is the largest language educational center in Latin America with more than 15,000 students per semester, and through which more than 1.5 million people have already been trained throughout its 32 years of existence.

“The relaunch of this teaching proposal is a great source of pride and is very relevant for us. Making an English language program for Deaf People accessible to the Argentine public expands the personal and work possibilities of the entire community and expands the horizon of communication and inclusion between hearing and non-hearing people,” maintains its director, Roberto Villarruel. And he adds that “with these actions we honor the main values ​​of the CUI: diversity, massiveness, inclusion and communication.”

The Program is divided into four modules (initial, basic, intermediate and advanced) of 12 classes of two hours each (24 total hours).

In addition, the University Language Center maintains open registration until June 27 for 3-month courses via Zoom, with 2-hour classes twice a week.

The courses are designed from a communicative, cultural and dynamic perspective, to enhance linguistic skills in a comprehensive way.

Languages ​​such as English, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Russian and American Sign Language are offered, with special prices for initial Level 1 and for UBA and National University students, graduates and teachers. In addition, UBA certificates and diplomas are delivered.

Source: Ambito

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