National Institute for the Deaf
The Bilingual Education hybrid course project aims to train teachers in the bilingual perspective (Brazilian Sign Language/Portuguese Language) considering linguistic and cultural particularities of deaf people. Course implementation will be in 13 universities spread all over Brazil, training 390 bilingual teachers per year. Developing the first virtual environment totally in sign language and innovative methodology to bilingual teaching materials construction, we intend to include deaf community in Brazil’s teaching systems. Moreover, we make the commitment of developing a digital database to preserve and disseminate several educational materials related to deafness.