- Course readings
- On-line assignments/discussion
- Immersion/field experience
The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:
- To develop one’s interpretation skills requires on-going practice and reflection.
- Reflective and critical thinking are required in the analysis of interpretation to:
- Identify successful and unsuccessful segments in interpretation
- Identify error patterns and develop strategies to correct them.
- The ability to work effectively with Deaf-Blind consumers requires one to:
- Use guiding, intervening and interpreting techniques appropriate to a variety of Deaf-Blind consumers, including close-vision, tracking, and tactile signing
- Interpreters must also:
- Prepare for assignments and adhere to ethical standards when debriefing assignments
- Model cross-cultural appropriateness when working with consumers and fellow service providers.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply the principles of interpreting process models to consecutive and simultaneous interpreting
- Integrate interpreting sub-tasks into interpretations, e.g., discourse map, predictions, etc.
- Practice interpreting in community settings
- Practice analysis of interpretations
- Demonstrate guiding, intervening and interpreting with Deaf-Blind consumers in cross-culturally appropriate ways
- Demonstrate work-readiness skill, e.g., daily scheduling, debriefing meetings, preparing for interpretations, etc.
This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:
- Assessment of videotaped interpretations
- Written assignments
- Attendance and participation
This is a mastery/non-mastery course.