For the majority of my life, I wanted to learn another language, especially at school.
However, teachers would not allow me. They said they simply did not have the resources nor did they know how to teach a deaf student another language.
As you can imagine, I was largely disappointed by this.
After many years of searching high and low for a Deaf friendly website/program where I could learn another language, I came across Duolingo. I’ve been using it for a while now and I am extremely impressed, especially with the capability to turn off the speaking and listening activities so you can solely focus on words, grammar and whatnot.
I’m now on Level 6 in German, although it is a difficult language to learn. To become better, one needs to practice it daily.
If you have always wanted to learn another language, then what are you waiting for? Duolingo is waiting for you!
Happy language learning!
PS – I still think that schools should include their deaf and hard of hearing students in LOTE (Language other than English) classes. We’re already bilingual, so why cannot we be multilingual? 😉