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Sign languages

The ECML seeks to strengthen cooperation with associations and experts representing the deaf and hearing impaired. It is planned to develop and promote concrete tools for enhanced learning of this target group. 

Project targeting sign languages 

Signed languages for professional purposes (PRO-Sign)

Project duration: 2012-2015
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The PRO-Signs project aims to establish European standards for signed language proficiency for professional purposes, focusing specifically on sign language teaching in Deaf Studies and Sign Language Interpreting programmes. The project will provide definitions of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) proficiency levels for signed languages and develop a sample assessment kit for signed language competency at the C1/C2 level indicating the qualification of professional interpreters.