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UCLAN researchers win £76k grant for international sign language project

Academics from the University of Central Lancashire  have been awarded more than £75,000 for unique global sign language teaching research project.

Dr Junhui Yang, Professor Ulrike Zeshan and Lynne Barnes have received £76,760 to collaborate for the first time with Chinese researchers on teaching English, British culture and deaf studies via online multimedia platforms.

This project will allow lecturers from UCLan and Zhongzhou University to create an online platform for sign language-based teaching of English rather than current inappropriate sound based learning.