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Betreff: Re: Looking for other teachers who teach bilingual documents to Deaf students

Dear Maria,
I am a Colleague of Stefan Wöhrmann and working in the project<>. We use Stefans "Mundbildschrift" to german students.
Since we are thinking about supporting other languages, we are also interested in this list.
I would also like to have a look on your thesis. Please let me know, whether (and when) this is possible. Thank you very much in advance!



Am 22.03.2012 um 09:38 schrieb MARIA GALEA:

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

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

Also Prof. Marianne Stumpf at the University of Florianapolis Santa
Catarina (UFSC)

Charles Butler
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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,


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