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that's the best way to teach though, I really have to applaud the teacher, cause I think that'd be such an exciting way to learn.

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I'm pretty sure that they can; however, considering the amount of students there might be in the class. The chances of OP being in her field of vision are relatively small.

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Even if you are an expert lip reader, you can only understand at most 30% of what someone says through lip reading because some sounds such as 'd and t' and 'p and b' have the exact same mouth movements.

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OP and her classmates are obviously not deaf. They assumed their teacher was deaf because the teacher presumably only spoke in sign language the entire time.

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Why are people thumbing #74 down? She's right, although I'm not sure about the percentage. Many words and letters look similar so even if someone is great with lip-reading, they probably won't catch every word perfectly.

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Wow. How judgemental. Everybody cheats in some way, but now because someone can't hear it's not okay? Don't you find that hypocritical?

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Not everybody cheats. Some people actually study and earn their grade. I'd rather fail on my own than pass through cheating.

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Besides he wasn't even cheating, he was trying to give an answer. People around here are way too judgemental.

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Haha good luck OP. I was actually in a similar situation. My high school ASL teacher didn't talk to us for the first semester and right before Christmas break used her voice and we were SHOCKED. We knew she was deaf but some deaf people choose not to speak and we assumed the latter. It was such a mind blowing experience.

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#3: Amazingly, deaf professors seem to excel in sign language, so they make the perfect instructor. That being said, the ASL class I attended included an interpreter, as did the other classes. My instructor wasn't deaf, but she was hard of hearing. She was awesome.

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*presses thumbs down repeatedly* *curses Mighty FML Deity for not allowing me to give someone the 100 thumbs down he deserves*

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I'm currently taking ASL. My professor is 100% Deaf and has been since birth. We had interpreters on the first day, but after that we have managed to communicate. Gesturing, spell signing, writing, all make it possible to communicate without speaking, and make us learn the lanuage much faster due to the near total immersion.

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You think they don't have deaf teachers? It was for a sign language class... And there are a lot of deaf people with normal jobs.

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Basically you just stated deaf people can't have jobs... Or function in society? I'm so glad you're not in charge of anything important.

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My intro level ASL professor was completely deaf. We learned a lot, and didn't need an interpreter (except one day near the end of our first semester, when students had to do presentations, and he wanted to speed the process along) OP deserves it for trying to take advantage of a situation, and cheating (still cheating if you're the one giving answers) on an exam. And don't worry doc, it just hit 100 down votes, so the FML Gods have granted your wish. :)

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Most sign language teachers are deaf. They use interpreters if they have job interviews or important meeting. Or they can write back and for. Some deaf people lip read.

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Same thing with us. We have the option of requesting an interpreter if we have an emergency question but they prefer not to do that.

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My sister is deaf and she is a school counselor with a master's degree - just because someone can't hear doesn't mean they're sentenced to a life of begging on the street!

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It's a school that teaches sign language. You think they are going to say 'sorry you can't teach here because you're deaf'?

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It's pretty common among people who are deaf to be able to read words just from looking at the movement of the lips. My grandma has been able to do it ever since she lost some of her hearing (._.)

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