Meet ‘Jordan’s youngest sign language teacher’
5-year-old Aws Oudah runs his own YouTube channel
teaching other young Jordanians sign language
He first learned it to communicate with his hearing-impaired grandparents
Courtesy: Sign Language with Aws
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) 5-YEAR-OLD CHILD TEACHING SIGN LANGUAGE TO ONLINE FOLLOWERS, AWS OUDAH, SAYING:
"I make these videos to enable people to communicate with people with hearing impairments, so they learn and benefit from me."
The YouTube star’s father is a sign language interpreter
who thinks his son has a bright future in the field
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) OUDAH'S FATHER, ASHRAF OUDAH, SAYING:
"Aws reminds me of my childhood. His mother tongue is the spoken language, but at the same time, he learns sign language. Unlike me when I was learning the spoken language, while my mother tongue was sign language. I am so happy for Aws and his channel because he spreads (the culture) of sign language among children and young people."