A case study of unique input to produce spoken English output

| November 19, 2011
A case study of unique input to produce spoken English output

Keywords: deaf ESL students, inclusive society, lip-reading, needs analysis

Jeremy White
Ritsumeikan University, Japan

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Jeremy White is teaching Business Administration and Economics at Ritsumeikan University BKC campus, Shiga, Japan. His research area is related to CALL and he is currently a Doctor of Education student at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. His field of research is the use of handheld gaming systems in public Japanese elementary schools to improve communicative competence.

Learning English as an L2 in Japan is usually reserved for the able-bodied with an above average motivation level. One deaf Japanese freshman student and her lecturers challenged this norm to allow the student to become part of the inclusive society (Kellet Bidoli, Ochse, & Bern, 2008) by using unique input techniques including weekly lip-reading sessions, that improved not only the student s English communicative competence, but also allowed her to sit TOEIC and TOEFL tests and participate in a foreign exchange program.

See pages 30-42

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