Classroom techniques for teaching EFL to deaf and hard of hearing students in Japanese universitiesClassroom techniques for teaching EFL to deaf and hard of hearing students in Japanese universitiesAN0006019X 日本の聴力障害の生徒を持つ英語講師の為の授業で使えるテクニック
An increasing number of deaf and hard of hearing (D/HH) students are entering mainstream education
at the university level in Japan. Many universities in Japan require students to take compulsory English communication as a result of English being an internationally used language. D/HH students are also required to take such courses. This poses a challenge to teachers who have little to no experience teaching EFL to D/HH students. This paper examines the anxieties that teachers face, addresses some problems that may arise during lessons, and suggests some classroom techniques that future teachers may use when preparing to teach EFL to D/HH students. The results highlight the need for small adjustments to instruction delivery and classroom management to provide an inclusive, productive learning environment for D/HH students.