SignWriting in Belgium
Flanders: Kasterlinden School for the Deaf

School For Deaf Children
Brussells, Belgium

Letter from the
Kasterlinden School for the Deaf

September 13, 2004

Dear Valerie...
The teacher of the primary school, at Kasterlinden school for the deaf, in the city of Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium, would like to participate in your SignWriting Literacy Project. We are part of the Brussel School District. Some other information about our hearing impaired program: We use a Dutch program to teach the children their second language, there are signs included in this program, no SignWriting. We clearly separate the two languages. Dutch and Flemish Sign Language.

Some of our teachers would like to introduce SignWriting to their students. These teacher's are interested in learning and using SignWriting because: I (Kathleen) have already started using SignWriting in the class, I would like more information from other teachers who use it. I teach only Flemish signlanguage to all the children in the school. I teach approximately 20 number of students who will be participating in the Literacy Project.

We agree, as a group, to complete three Web Reports in return for the SignWriting materials and technical support you donate to us. We understand that this letter and all three reports will become public information and will be posted to the SignWriting List and posted on the SignWriting Web Site. You have our full permission to use the information as needed. Please send SignWriting materials for 2 number of teachers and 20 number of students.

Thank you for considering us for your project.

Kathleen Heylen

Deaf children at the Kasterlinden School for the Deaf, in Brussels, Belgium
use the Belgian-Flemish Online Dictionary written in SignWriting.


Kathleen Heylen and Sara Geudens

Kasterlinden School for the Deaf
Dilbeekstraat 1, 1082, Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Belgium

SignWriting in Belgium
Flanders: Kasterlinden School for the Deaf