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iSLanDS student’s project appears in Jordan Times

13 September, 2013
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An iSLanDS research student’s project was covered this week in the Jordan Times. The British Council’s English Teacher Training for Deaf People (ETTD) programme in Jordan is coordinated by iSLanDS student Paul Scott from the UK, alongside project officer and iSLanDS associate Mohammed Salha from Jordan.

The ETTD project aims to empower deaf people using Jordanian Sign Language, peer education and the online English Learning Platform, developed at the iSLanDS Institute specifically for deaf learners. The Jordanian deaf community has long experienced isolation and disadvantage, and this unique project is one of the first in the country’s history to specifically target the English teaching skills of deaf sign language users.

Mr Scott, who is currently studying for his Master’s degree, led the development of the course and attended the graduation of several trainees earlier this week. He said that the opportunity to coordinate this ground-breaking work in Jordan has made a huge contribution to his MA studies.

Mr Scott also commented: “I wish to express my thanks to the British Council for their continuing support with the Deaf/sign language project which is continuing to prove to be so empowering and positive.”

Many congratulations to Mr Scott, Mr Salha and all of their successful trainees from everyone at iSLanDS.

The successful ETTD trainees, with project co-oordinator Paul Scott (back row, third from right) and project officer Mohammed Salha (back row, fifth from left)

The successful ETTD trainees, with project co-oordinator Paul Scott (back row, third from right) and project officer Mohammed Salha (back row, fifth from left)

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