Entire class of 5th-graders learns sign language to communicate with a deaf classmate
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Entire class of 5th-graders learns sign language to communicate with a deaf classmate

Instead of discriminating, one elementary school is embracing a student suffering from disabilities, sending out a warm message.

On May 31, MBC News covered a story of Daejeon Seongnam Elementary School’s 5th-grade class learning sign language for a deaf classmate. 

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The students had smiles on their faces as they followed the teacher’s hand gestures. One student said in an interview, “Whenever the friend asked for something, we had to communicate with our bodies but after today, I think it would be much easier to speak from now on.”

In regards to this, the disabled student commented, “My heart was hurt when I realized I was all alone as the students were unable to communicate in sign language.”

However, after the lesson, it seemed as if the students had gotten a step closer communicating with the special needs child.

The teacher at Daejeon Seongnam Elementary School explained, “We are doing our best to teach students how to communicate properly and not push someone away just because they are different but to think they are the same human being like themselves.”

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