Describing The Way of Teaching English to Students with Hearing Impairment

Aditya Pratama, Joko Nurkamto, Endang Setyaningsih


Despite of the numerous researches of English language teaching, there are not many researches about teaching English to students with hearing impairment, thus this research is implemented. The objectives of the research are to: (1) describe the implementation of teaching and learning English in XI grade students of SLB-B in Surakarta (2) identify the problems faced by teacher and students in the process of teaching and learning English, and (3) find out the students’ proficiency level in English. This research used qualitative naturalistic method. The data were collected through observation, interview, and document collecting. Coding was used in analyzing the data. The research finding shows that the students with hearing impairment are also able to understand English as long as the teacher uses various teaching method which are suitable with them. The students’ problems are coming from of their lack of language input which results in their imperfect pronunciation and limited vocabulary.


Students with hearing impairment; English proficiency; total communication

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