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Avril Langard-Tang

Avril Langard-Tang

Lecturer / Module Leader - Deaf Studies and Interpreting

  • Email address A.Langard-Tang@wlv.ac.uk
  • Location MH216, Mary Seacole Building, City Campus North
  • Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Institute School of Social, Historical and Political Studies
  • Areas of expertise

    Over 20 years FE/HE teaching experience of theory and practical modules. I have taught BSL to front-line staff in a variety of establishments.

I am a native BSL user, raised in a Deaf family, with a strong identity in the Deaf world and its culture.

Over the years I have been involved with many organisations; teaching British Sign Language to members of staff in order to enhance their interaction and service to the Deaf community – Schools, hospitals, Leisure centres etc.

I am currently a lecturer on the Deaf Studies, and Interpreting, courses where I am Module leader for level 3; developing the course curriculum.

In addition to my usual teaching duties in Deaf Studies and Interpreting, I also have experience in teaching modules regarding Deaf-Blind people and their daily lives / struggles.

Deaf Counselling

Deaf Relay Interpreting

FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)

Member of Signature

FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)

V2 Child Abuse and Neglect Young People

Level 3 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

A1 7317 Assessor Award

BA (Hons) Graphic Design (University of Derby)

Teaching interests

  • Deaf Studies
  • BSL – English Interpreting
  • British Sign Language level 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.
  • BSL Linguistics
  • BSL Story Telling