The MobiDeafDict project final conference

About the conference

We are happy to invite you to join us for the project closing (international) conference organized by the MobiDeafDict project partnership. This international conference will deal with the international sign languages dictionary and the area of mobilities of deaf university students. The conference provides a space for sharing experience, opinions, examples of good practice and it presents the results of the MobiDeafDict project.

During the conference you can look forward to the following:

  • introduction of the MobiDeafDict project and its results,
  • workshops on the use of the Dictio dictionary, grammar of sign languages and sign language linguistics,
  • presentations on teaching English as a Foreign Language to Deaf learners and teaching sign languages to hearing individuals. 

The entire conference will take place via Zoom, so you can watch the conference from the comfort of your home. We look forward to connecting with you!

The MobiDeafDict project

The project team (Masaryk University, Technische Universität Wien, Comenius University in Bratislava) seeks to create an online multilingual sign language dictionary in various national sign and spoken languages with the possibility of cross-searching. This dictionary aims to contribute to the support of language competences of deaf university students and at the same time to increase the possibilities for their international mobility. The main target group of the project are deaf university students, but the dictionary has much wider use.

Learn more about the project, its mission and outputs here (in the Czech language).

Time and place

When: Thursday 21st January 2021 10:00–17:00
Where: online – via Zoom
You will be sent a link to join the virtual meeting space ahead of the conference.

Targeted audience

The conference provides space for learning and sharing for various interest groups:

  • sign language linguists,
  • sign language teachers,
  • students with hearing loss who learn a foreign language,
  • staff of higher education support centres,
  • staff of international offices,
  • members of deaf clubs, deaf organizations and
  • anyone interested in the area of language education of learner with hearing loss.

Programme at a glance

10:00–10:15 Welcome (Petr Peňáz)
10:15–10:30 Introduction to the MobiDeafDict project (Jana Havlová)
10:30–10:45 Deaf students at Masaryk University and their participation in study stays abroad: a personal perspective (Magdalena Popovičová, Lenka Tóthová, Tomáš Varga)
10:45–10:55 Introduction to Dictio sign language dictionary (Jan Fikejs)
10:55–11:05 Summarising the project experience – Austrian project partners
11:05–11:15 Summarising the project experience – Slovak project partners
11:15–11:30 Break & Audience questions and comments  
11:30–11:45 Answering the questions
11:45–12:25 How to use Dictio? (Jan Fikejs)
12:25–12:45 Deaf student and the use of Dictio (Jindřich Mikulík)
12:45–13:05 Teaching English to deaf learners: The fine art of looking things up in a dictionary (Lenka Tóthová, Eva Barnová)
13:05–14:00 Break & Audience questions and comments  
14:00–14:15 Answering the questions
14:15–14:55 Grammar of sign languages (Roman Vojtechovsky)
14:55–15:15 Deaf sign language teacher and the use of Dictio (Ondřej Klofáč)
15:15–15:55 Introducing new signs into sign language dictionaries (Nikolaus Riemer Kankkonen)
15:55–16:10 Break & Audience questions and comments
16:10–16:25 Answering the questions
16:25–16:40 Conference closure (Jana Havlová)

Conference fee

The event is free of charge.


To register for the conference please click the link.

Conference languages

The conference languages are English and International Sign. 
Interpreting into English and International Sign is available. 
Speech to text reporting in English is provided as well.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the organizer at
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