Looking for other teachers who teach bilingual documents to Deaf students

MARIA GALEA maria.azzopardi at UM.EDU.MT
Thu Mar 22 08:38:13 UTC 2012

Dear Valerie,
when you do create a listing for Andre could you share it on the list - as
I would like to include such information in my thesis - as I'm trying to
figure out as much as possible how and by who SignWriting is being used-
thanks ever so much! and good luck Andre with for your presentation..

> SignWriting List
> March 21, 2012
> Hello Charles and Andre -
> Yes. These are good examples, and also, I know of others too…Because some
> may not want their email address posted publicly on the List, I will
> contact some of them privately to see, and then get back to you, Andre,
> with their contact information…
> There are, as far as I know, classrooms that use Sign Languages with
> SignWriting, and spoken languages, in a bi-lingual manner, in several
> other schools - In the US in the past at the Albuquerque Public Schools in
> New Mexico (the program has closed, but the teachers may be available for
> presenting about their past program), and for several years in both
> French-speaking and Flemish-speaking Belgium and in Brazil there are
> specific classrooms that I recently learned about…new ones I never heard
> of before...and of course Stefan Woehrmann in Germany - Stefan's work is
> so amazing - and I understand that there is a new program starting in
> Slovenia, and Lucy has been teaching a program in Poland classrooms of
> Deaf children too - that is an exciting one - and deserves more
> attention….smile..
> So I will get back to you, Andre, with a listing - at least of those I
> know about - and for all those who are teaching using SignWriting - please
> speak up and tell us about your projects here on the List - we all need
> your inspiration and information so we can move forward with our own
> programs - it is good to know about other projects -
> Have a great day - it is springtime here and the flowers are blooming - we
> need Stefan's camera to capture the beauty of the flowers on film ;-))
> Val ;-)
> -----
> On Mar 21, 2012, at 8:09 AM, Charles Butler wrote:
>> The only teachers I know of are in Brazil. There they are using
>> Brazilian sign language and spoken language every day to improve
>> literacy skills in both languages.
>> Give them the name of Prof. Fernando Capovilla at the University of Sao
>> Paulo.
>> Also Prof. Marianne Stumpf at the University of Florianapolis Santa
>> Catarina (UFSC)
>> Charles Butler
>> chazzer3332000 at yahoo.com
>> 240-764-5748
>> Clear writing moves business forward.
>> From: Gagnon et Thibeault <atg at VIDEOTRON.CA>
>> Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:04 AM
>> Subject: Looking for other teachers who teach bilingual documents to
>> Deaf students
>> Hi everyone,
>>        Centre Jules-Léger (a school for the deaf in Ottawa, Canada) will
>> celebrate its 25th anniversary in May 2012.  The committee
>> invited me to give a presentation.  During one hour,  i will talk
>> about the bridge between a written LSQ (SW) and a written French.
>>        I am looking for a teacher who would explain how to deal with
>> bilingual documents (written sign language and  written spoken
>> language), how to improve the biliteracy in both the spoken
>> language and the signed language for Deaf students "EVERYDAY"
>> (not sometimes).  Does anyone know names of the teacher?  Could
>> the teacher speak English or French?
>>     I know Stefan Woehrmann.  I am looking for other teachers.   Does
>> anyone know James Kegl's email address?
>>     Best regards,
>>     André

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