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Department of Deaf Studies

The Department of Deaf Studies is very young. Splitting off from the Institute of Czech Language and Theory of Communication, it was created on 01/11/2013. It is the only department pursuing the linguistics of sign languages and the Deaf Studies in the Czech Republic. Its scope of expertise and pedagogical scope is very wide: in addition to the linguistics, it covers the Deaf culture and community, history of the Deaf, training and education of the Deaf, interpreting between the Czech Sign Language and Czech + language practice: Czech Sign Language, written Czech for the Deaf, English for the Deaf, providing services for Deaf, hard of hearing and deafened students. A department of such orientation and such a wide portfolio of activities is unique even within the Central European region.

  • Address

  • nám. Jana Palacha 2
  • 116 38 Praha 1
  • ground floor, room 21
  • Phone number:

  • (+420) 221 619 212
  • Director

  • Mgr. Andrea Hudáková, Ph.D.
  • Deputy Director

  • Mgr. Lenka Okrouhlíková, Ph.D.
  • Academic Assistant

  • Mgr. Štěpán Matějka
  • Secretariat/Office hours

  • Tel./fax: (+420) 221 619 212
  • for office hours see the department’s website