Pom Courses

English for Hard of Hearing

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Living in Dubai where English is the most spoken language, it is crucial to master it and Deaf people shouldn’t be an exception. Improve your English to boost your confidence on your everyday life , be able to write notes, emails and text messages and make new friends (Deaf and hearing) ,this course will help you achieve your objectives. It is designed for Deaf students from all backgrounds and it is customized to suit the needs of Sharjah’s Art for All Center students.

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Our English course will help you develop your grammar, improve your reading, writing, and lip reading skills. In addition, emphasis will be placed on conversational communication skills such as lip reading as well as text messaging . Appropriate use of formality will be taught in order to achieve the best cultural understanding.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn English from an American Language Interpreter. For this customized course, you have the opportunity to finish levels A1.1 and A1.2 combined in one course. That means a rounded, more complete basic knowledge of the language.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Introduce yourself, talk about your hobbies, background, habits and interests
  • Form simple sentences and phrases relating to every day topics in present
  • Ask and respond to simple questions especially when shopping and meet people
  • Present your family, describe your house
  • Talk about feelings, sports, hobbies, Deaf culture
  • Lip read English speakers
  • Understand the expression of time in sentences
  • Learn key polite phrases when meeting new people
  • Understand simple messages relating dates, meetings etc
  • A1.2
  • Form sentences based on simple past tense and vocabulary learned
  • Make simple sentences simple present and present continuous
  • Use various expressions for apologising/saying thank you/wishing people
  • Make short conversation and giving directions
  • Communicate in simple routine tasks using direct exchange of information
  • Use accurately time adverbs
  • Use simple present , simple past and present continuous
  • Read magazines and newspapers confidently
  • Methodology:

    Our teaching is interactive and student centered with the following activities to name a few:

  • Introduction of initial grammar points
  • Drilling of new vocabulary learned
  • The lessons are based on realistic conversations/gap exercises/jigsaw puzzles
  • Students develop reading and fluency by reading passages from a variety of sources such as simple story books, and websites
  • Students participate in a variety of activities during this class, including short talks, games, quizzes, and lots of group/pair work/simple roleplay
  • Periodic assessments on progress
  • Teaching Aids:
  • Roleplay
  • Pair work/group work
  • Video Clips
  • Whiteboard and/or flipcharts
  • Power Point
  • Handouts
  • Pictures
  • Duration :

    60 hours :
    A1.1 – 30 hours
    A1.2 – 30 hours
    Schedule :
    Twice a week / 2 hours per lesson / 15 weeks


    Join us at Pomegranate Institute and learn to speak with a smile!