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The Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies has been set up to provide courses in the area of deafness including:

  • Lipreading teacher training
  • Deaf Awareness
  • Level 3 Lipspeaker training
  • Lipreading classes

Information on these courses can be found by clicking on the relevant words on the  the menu.

To register your interest in these courses or if you would like information on future courses please contact us at:

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Manchester Lipreading Teacher Training Course 2018 – 2019 receives a new grant

As result of a generous grant to the course some students will be eligible for much reduced fees and all students will be able to obtain interest free loans and payment by instalments.

Why become a lipreading teacher?

Many deafened and hard of hearing people have found lipreading classes to be of great benefit. Lipreading classes can help people to develop lipreading and many other useful communication skills and tactics to use in difficult situations.

Lipreading classes are also friendly, supportive and informal, allowing people to share problems caused by their deafness and also tactics which they have found useful. Many people attending lipreading classes find that their confidence improves and that they become much less isolated.

Lipreading classes can help people who use hearing aids and cochlear implants to gain more benefit from them.

Lipreading teachers can provide information about useful equipment (for example for the television and telephone); statutory and voluntary services; and also national and local organisations.

Lipreading teachers need to have a mature outlook and a warm, caring and professional approach. They also need to acquire good communication skills so that they can communicate effectively and inclusively with people who have a hearing loss.

To see our page on our Lipreading Teacher Training Course click here.