Hi my name is Clerc! welcome to my class in Paris.
Hi my name is Gallaudet.
Clerc and Gallaudet go to America
On our way to America. This is how you sign hello.
I am enjoying learning you language.
They meet Alice
Clerc and Gallaudet were intoduced to each other. Later Clerc invited Gallaudet to the class he was teaching in Paris.
Teaching and raising money
They taught each other their languages on they 52 day voyage. They arrived in Hartford on August 22, 1816.
The First School
They meet Alice Cogswell soon after they arrive and they communicate to her using sign associations.
They went out and informed people and taught them. Clerc with Gallaudet as the interpreter and sometimes alongs with Cogswell. They raised 12,000 dollars from the public.
On April 15, 1817 they rented some rooms to start the Connecticut Asylum at Hartford for the Instruction of Deaf and Dumb Person. They started out with 7 students.
Clerc was the head teacher and Gallaudet was the principal, only a year after the school was filled with students. Clerc and Gallaudet did a lot for the language. Clerc did 50 years of teaching and helped open and work at more schools.