In April and May, we have been working on the glossary, which will be posted on the project’s website real soon. Furthermore, we are trying to find more respondents for our Survey: if you have not filled it out yet, there is still the opportunity to do so. Please go to http://survey.cefr4sl.eu/index.php?sid=57936&lang=en and help us get an overview on sign language teaching curricula and competencies as per now across Europe.
From 3-5 May, Tobias Haug has attended the ALTE International Conference in Bologna and also presented the PRO-Sign 2 project within a panel on sign language assessment research.
Christian Rathmann has shared information on PRO-Sign I (publication of CEFR for Sign Languages) and PRO-Sign II (focus on the development of teaching and assessment materials and ELP for Sign Languages) with participants at the last Erasmus+-funded Sign Teach project meeting in Siena, Italy, on 5 May 2017. He also met with the representative of the European Network of Sign Language Teachers (ENSLT) in Siena. Additionally, he delivered a presentation on CEFR-based sign language certification procedure at the national Swiss Deaf Association General Meeting in Lugano, Switzerland on 15 May 2017.
Beppie van den Bogaerde presented a keynote at the Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research at Gallaudet University, Washington DC, in March/April last. She talked about how research is interwoven with the implementation of the CEFR aligned new curriculum in her institute, which was driven by her work in ProSign I.
The ProSign2 expert team:
Christian Rathmann (project coordinator), Tobias Haug, Lorraine Leeson, Beppie Van Den Bogaerde