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Promoting excellence in sign language instruction (Pro-Sign 2): project update - June 2017

Author: Catherine Seewald/26 June 2017/Categories: Show on front page, Sign languages, Promoting excellence in sign language instruction

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The Expert Team of the PRO-Sign2 project has been working diligently behind the scenes. We have submitted our annual plans to ECML, are having skype meetings to discuss developments and are working on a publication. Also, importantly, we are scheduled to meet with Brian North to discuss the possible inclusion of scales for sign languages in the extended version of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) which is an ongoing project of the language policy work at the Council of Europe and which will be published in late 2017/2018.

Great news: we are currently negotiating a possible venue for our planned conference in 2018, in Serbia. That would be absolutely wonderful, to convene in a Central European country.

We gently but urgently ask interesting parties to fill out our current questionnaire, if you haven't done this yet. The information we are gathering is crucial to our understanding of required competencies in sign language teachers across Europe. So please pass on the link to anyone you think might contribute to our body of knowledge in this regard:

The ProSign2 expert team:
Christian Rathmann (project coordinator), Tobias Haug, Lorraine Leeson, Beppie Van Den Bogaerde



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