Communication Approaches of Hearing-Impaired Students in an English Language Learning Classroom: The Case of a Public Elementary School

International Journal of English Language Studies

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Title Communication Approaches of Hearing-Impaired Students in an English Language Learning Classroom: The Case of a Public Elementary School
 
Creator Langga, Prences Mae M.
Sabandal, Kithamae N.
Datu-Ulama, Roseniya T.
Guimba, Wardah D.
Sialana-Nalla, Adelyn N.
Alico, Jerryk C.
 
Subject Communication Approaches, Hearing-Impaired, Sign Language, Finger Spelling, English Learning Difficulties
 
Description English as a second language (ESL) learning among hearing-impaired individuals is a unique area that has not been widely investigated in Southern Philippines, where Special Education (SPED) Program is still emerging. To fill in this gap, this qualitative study dealt with the communication approaches of hearing-impaired students to learn English. The participants were six students and one SPED teacher. Semi-structured interviews and non-participant observation were employed to determine the participants’ communication approaches and challenges in expressing themselves using the target language. Findings disclosed that all participants used sign language based on Manually Coded System and fingerspelling while only the teacher communicated with the aid of speech and visuals. Students’ and teacher’s challenges in English learning and teaching, respectively, were students’ problematic retention, apprehensive behavior during class evaluations, and slow comprehension. This paper has its limitation for other variables that could make the study more relevant were not focused such as the hearing-impaired students’ medical backgrounds, writing skills, and communicative resources available at home. Hence, it is imperative that further studies be done to shed better light on hearing-impaired students’ English language learning.
 
Publisher Al-Kindi Center for Research and Development
 
Date 2021-04-26
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/ijels/article/view/1595
10.32996/ijels.2021.3.4.8
 
Source International Journal of English Language Studies; Vol. 3 No. 4 (2021): International Journal of English Language Studies; 89-99
2707-7578
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://al-kindipublisher.com/index.php/ijels/article/view/1595/1313
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 

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