Sign language to be taught at Mpuma schools

2014-02-09 21:09
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Mbombela - Teachers in Mpumalanga are going to start learning sign language this year in preparation for when its introduced as a school subject in 2016.

The subject will be rolled out in four phases from Grade R to Grade 12 as part of the school curriculum.

The first phase will cover Grades R to 3, followed by Grades 4 to 6 and then Grades 10 to 12.

“We will receive a report this week on how to train these educators for the sign language subject,” Mpumalanga education spokesperson Jasper Zwane told African Eye News Service.

To date, sign language has only been taught to deaf pupils, he said.



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