Strategies and challenges of teaching writing skills to deaf and hard of hearing university students

Marta Chomicz

Summary

Proficiency in creating written statements, both in the national language and in foreign languages, is a necessary condition for active participation in social, scientific, and professional life. In the era of the Internet, writing has become an even more important skill, especially for deaf and hard of hearing people who, thanks to their proficiency in writing, can communicate with the whole world. Moreover, it has been proven that writing has a beneficial effect on the development of human cognitive functions. Numerous studies show however, that teaching writing in foreign languages is often neglected by language teachers and disliked by language learners. The author will present her research on teaching writing to deaf and hard of hearing students of English as a foreign language.

Biodata

Marta is an English teacher and researcher. She is doing her PhD research on teaching writing skills in English as a foreign language to deaf and hard of hearing university students.

Presentation Details

Type of presentation: Talk
Presentation is for: General audience
Presentation focuses on: Tertiary education
Presentation Coding: General (GEN) Non-Commercial
Speaking on behalf of a publisher, examination board, or commercial organisation? No

Scheduled for

Date: Saturday, 2022-09-17, 12:20 - 13:00
Place: Lecture Hall 4.09