For several weeks now, the 1st-year students have been learning about Spanish Sign Language.
Our colleague, Noelia Lahuerta, a Spanish Language and Literature teacher and a sign language interpreter, has been addressing this topic in her 1st-year classes for years, even before its recent inclusion in the curriculum due to the new education law LOMLOE. Within a learning situation designed to explore communication and languages, these students have researched this visual-gestural language and its peculiarities. Furthermore, they have reflected on the communication barriers faced by deaf people in their daily lives.
To top it off, today they received a visit from María Ángeles Muñoz, a deaf sign language teacher, and her interpreter, María, from the Deaf Association of Zaragoza and Aragón. Together, they discussed what the students had learned, allowing them to ask questions and satisfy their curiosities. Most importantly, this experience enabled them to connect with the reality of other individuals.