Lip Reading

Ref: C2523305

This course will teach a variety of visible lip shapes in a variety of contexts. Throughout the sessions learners are encouraged to lip read in a variety of informal settings. A variety of teaching and learning strategies are used to consolidate learning with the emphasis of mutual support from peers.

Course aim

This course is designed to support people with a hearing loss to lip read and enable them to fill in the gaps in running speech.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Learners must have an acquired hearing loss to access this course.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Lip read consonants in prose activities.
  • Lip read consonants in repetition activities.
  • Lip read consonants in mental tie up activities.
  • Use close questions to clarify meaning

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a small mirror

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Lip Reading


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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