Inquiry from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia!!

Eyasu Tamene eyasuh at YAHOO.COM
Sat Sep 8 16:01:14 UTC 2007

  Dearest Val, and list participants
Many greetings to you from Addis Ababa , Ethiopia .
I would like to appreciate for your effort you are doing each day to the SW list.  May the almighty God give you strenght and courage for further progress! 
As you may know Ethiopian deaf people have limited access to join the higher institution for basic reasons that there is no trained person  and sufficient support for their career.   Taking this issue into consideration, Addis Ababa University, Department of Linguistics has planned to open a ‘BA program in Sign Language and Deaf Culture’ one year after now.  The plan is to train deaf teachers and make them productive citizens of the nation. This effort is hoped to contribute a lot to alleviate problems that hinder the expansion of Sign language and deaf education in Ethiopia. 
The department has hired me as a Sign Language Expert.  Currently we are designing the syllabus for the BA program.  I would appreciate if you can provide me with the necessary info that would help me in designing the syllabus for the undergraduate program for Sign language unit’?  I would be glad if you could send me the necessary contacts of other SL universities/ institutions with their contact address.

  It is a good idea to include SW in the sign language program syllabus. But my question, as you may know not much of the materials in sign language and related fields are available neither in the university nor in surrounding.  How can I get the experiance of those sign language schools, colleges and universities in order to design a syllabus of a BA in Sign language program that is compatible to the Ethiopian context.   

  Thank you and hope to read you sooner.
Sincerely yours,

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