If it is alright for hearing people to teach ASL, why isn't it alright for DEAF people to teach speech? - Gil Eastman I found this statement in another website...I havent thought of it in a long time but it is true in a way. Two of my former classmates at Gallaudet who are hearing didnt know ASL when they started the grad program and 2 years later after graduating, they got jobs teaching ASL at colleges. I thought they werent qualified and it sparked a debate among my hearing and deaf classmates. What do u think? Should hearing people who just recently learned ASL teach ASL classes? I know CODAs are just as qualified as Deaf people to teach ASL.