[sw-l] Back in action!

Shane Gilchrist Ó hEorpa shane.gilchrist.oheorpa at FRANCISMAGINN.ORG
Fri Jan 14 16:31:49 UTC 2005

At the moment, we are sending a request to the Department of Education
for Northern Ireland to get the funding to start a Dual Language
Immersion (integrated) primary school where children, deaf and
non-deaf, will be taught through NISL and English (ISL and English if
in the Western Area of NI) - so I am very glad Kathleen have raised the
point here - it is very important to know how our national sign
languages are being taught etc - most of us are so used to teaching
adults - or even kids as second languages - but to teach our national
sign language as the first language?

maybe some of us in Europe can set up a working group on sign language
curriculum (across Europe) and discuss what is needed what is to be
taught etc

what do you think, Kathleen?


On 13 Jan 2005, at 22:20, Anne-Claude Prélaz Girod wrote:

> I'm actually working with the group of deaf teachers of one of the
> french speaking part of Switzerland's school for the deaf... on...how
> to teach sign language... and it's true that there's not much existing
> about didactics...
> But ...there is a document  called "le premier outil pédagogique pour
> la langue des signes" which was on the web  on
> www.education.gouv.fr/presse/2002/signedp.htm
> and then click on the pdf document for "langue des signes"
> Hope it can help... even though (if I remember well...) you don't
> speak french
> You should ask someone to translate it for you.. it's a valuable
> tool!!! and it's the only one I know about!
> Yours truly
> Anny
> Le 13 janv. 05, à 21:24, Kasterlinden Bilinguaal a écrit :
>> Hello list,
>> holliday is over, back to work! ;) Hope you all had a good newyear.
>> I have a question for the teachers who are on this list. I see that
>> SignWriting is being used in many country's now, and I'm very happy
>> about that. I'm wondering if you could help me out. I'm looking for
>> information on sign language didactics. Do any of you have a
>> curriculum on teaching sign language or to use SignWriting? Because
>> there is no such thing in Belgium. :s
>> So any information would be great!
>> Thank you!
>> Greetings Kathleen
>> Koop geen kat in een zak. Probeer alles 14 dagen bij jou thuis.

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