Date: November 23, 2004
Teacher's Report From Belgium
Teaching SignWriting to Deaf Children
Today I went to the staff room, which
also functions as the computer room.
The pupils worked on excercises with
the Flemish Sign Language dictionary
on the web:
excercise was to look up signs by
searching by handshape. Then look
for all possible signs in the dictionary
with that handshape.
were amazed there are so many signs
in VGT (Flemish Sign Language ;) It's
really a good excercise to practice
parameters as well as making the children
aware of the fact that VGT is a very
myself was amazed at how quickly the
children understood how to work with
the dictionary. That's why I took
some photos of the children using
the online dictionary.
This is what the excercise looked
like: I gave the children a handshape.
The children had to search for, and
choose 2 signs that use that handshape,
and write them on paper. Of course
I checked if they knew what they had