Aims of the network

It's main aim is to promote sign language teaching on a European scale and also the maintenance of high teaching and ethical standards within teaching/learning and assessment.

Short-term aims

  • Including the maintenance and development of the www.enslt.eu website
  • Support the continuation and organisation of the LESICO conference series
  • Form a central and neutral resource for information on Sign Language learning, teaching and assessment
  • Support the exchange of knowledge, information and experience of professional Sign Language teaching, learning and assessment

Long-term aims of ENSLT

  • To promote sign language teaching on an European scale and the continues maintenance of high teaching standards.
  • Guarding ethical standards of teaching/learning/assessment.
  • To promote knowledge/exchange of information/experience of professional Sign Language teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Provide advice, training and support for Sign Language Teachers/Instructors (SLT).
  • To represent the interests of SLT as a profession to appropriate bodies and involved groups within sign language learning, teaching and assessment.
  • Support continuation of LESICO-conferences.
  • To ensure that deaf people working as sign language teachers receive support for the advancement of their cultural, linguistic and professional development.
  • To encourage and promote deliberation and mutual exchange of information reagrding the processes involved in Sign Language Teaching, Learning and Assessment in European countries.
  • To encourage and promote the scientific, pedagogical /andragogical initiatives that promote the professionalisation of Sign Language teaching, learning and assessment.
  • To set up an SLT register.
  • To Publish an online video/newsletter and provide a vlog environment.