Date of Graduation

Fall 12-13-2019

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


School of Education


Teaching English as a Second Language

First Advisor

Dr. Sedique Popal

Second Advisor

Dr. Luz Navarette Garcia


Research in the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) English Language (EL) Education has shown that there is a significant lack of published research and resources within the past ten years.

The purpose of this project is to fill the gap between what is available and what is needed to give EL educators in public universities in the United States a resource and a guide to help them when working with DHH English Language Learners (ELL). Useful information, suggestions, and practices are provided within this guidebook and separated into three different chapters. The goal is to help DHH ELLs feel comfortable by implementing affective practices and adjustments so EL educators can be more affective in helping the DHH ELLs in their classrooms.


If you would like a copy of this project for your own reading, please contact me at I will be able to provide you with a copy for the time being. If you would like to wait, I do plan on refining and this project, and perhaps publishing it for the future.