Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) is the birth-8th grade demonstration school of the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, located on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C..
Information and resources for families and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Interim Chief Academic Officer
Interim Chief Administrative Officer
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There’s an excitement at Gallaudet that comes from so many people ready to share their diverse backgrounds and open their eyes to new possibilities. With more than 1,000 undergraduates and direct communication in at least two languages, you’ll feel welcome and ready to get involved immediately. Play varsity or intramural soccer. Join the Gallaudet Dance Company, ThinkBiz or Sisters of Color. Collaborate on a project with a professor or have lunch together. Hop on the Metro with some friends and explore the nation’s capital. Whether you are new to American Sign Language or English, or fluent in both, you will learn and do more than you may ever have imagined.
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Academic Programs and Departments
The grammatical structure and use of ASL (American Sign Language) and other signed languages are investigated by faculty and students at Gallaudet University's Department of Linguistics. ASL is the language of instruction. Programs are offered at the graduate level for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students.
Paul Dudis Ph. D.
Sorenson Language and Communication Center (SLCC) 3200
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