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Gallaudet University is a fully accessible environment with the bilingual use of American Sign Language and English. Imagine yourself walking the halls on-campus having access to everything and everyone at Gallaudet. Bilingualism at Gallaudet opens up doors of opportunities for you. We apply four key principles to the experience of our bilingual learning environment.
Our advantages for Gallaudet students and faculty/staff include extensive student-faculty of 8:1 ratio collaboration, everything being designed for deaf and hard of hearing students, welcoming linguistically diverse students and communication access.
Research shows that a bilingual approach enhances learning as compared to learning only one language. Our university is home to the state-of-the-art Petitto Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging that has published research on the effects of learning bilingualism from a young age and their research work continues to this day on bilingual language acquisition.