In 2006, our kindergarten was invited by the Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong to participate in the Jockey Club Sign Bilingualism and Co-enrolment in Deaf Education Program. We believe that our heavenly Father loves every child no matter how their hearing situation is, and that deaf students can learn well with proper teaching methods.
We are committed to explore proper teaching strategies. With the joint efforts of the Chinese university of Hong Kong and our kindergarten, we see that the bilingual learning model has become increasingly mature. This, in result, benefits both the deaf students and those who are with normal hearing on academic and social aspects. This can promote the development of the students’ bilingual and language development. It is a “4-win situation” for deaf students, normal hearing students, teachers and the kindergarten. The sign bilingualism and co-enrolment teaching concept has also been gradually recognized by different social sectors and its success has been shown.
Our kindergarten is currently working together with the SLCO Community Resources. We aim to promote and practice sign language bilingual inclusive teaching in the campus continuously, so that more students can be benefit from it.