LINGUIST List 4.217

Wed 24 Mar 1993

Qs: Language instruction for the deaf

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  1. Karen Christie, Qualifications of language instructors for the deaf

Message 1: Qualifications of language instructors for the deaf

Date: 22 Mar 1993 17:01:44 -0500Qualifications of language instructors for the deaf
From: Karen Christie <>
Subject: Qualifications of language instructors for the deaf

Dear Colleagues,

The Center for Sign Language and Interpreting Education faculty at the National
Technical Institute for the Deaf are in the process of collecting information
about the qualifications of language instructors at the time of hire. We need
information about language proficiency requirements for teachers to support the
hiring of appropriate instructors in our Center.

In your hiring process, we would like to know how you hire instructors of a
Second Language or Foreign Language and instructors of native users of a
minority language. Other information we need:

 1. How do you measure language fluidity and naturalness that one
expects of effective teachers before they are hired as instructors?

 2. What kind of learners do you teach e.g. Second Language learners,
Linguistic/Cultural information to native users, and/or linguistics of the
language only?

 3. Is your program designed for students who
 *need to fulfill the foreign language academic requirment?
 *will become translators or interpreters?
 *will work with members and/or live in the culture of the
 language being taught?

We look forward to hearing from you. Your input is important to our
Center. Please let us know within a week. Please contact Colleen Pouliot,
via E-Mail: IN%"CAPNSSRITVAX.ISC.RIT.EDU" or FAX # 716-475-6500 or TTY#
716-475-6328. THANKS!
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