Curriculum Guideline

Language and Culture in Action – Interpretation II

Effective Date:
Course Code
INTR 2400
Language and Culture in Action – Interpretation II
Sign Language Interpretation
Applied Community Studies
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 1 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
Contact Hours
30 hours
Method Of Instruction
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture/discussion
  • Demonstration/practice
  • Participation
Course Description
This methods course provides further opportunities for students to develop simultaneous interpreting skills while using a variety of general and technical texts. Students will be challenged to reflect on and integrate new and prior skills, knowledge and experiences with their emerging professional identity.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • The ability to work as part of a team is crucial for successful interpretation.
  • Interpreters work with a diverse group of consumers and must adapt their interpretation strategies to meet the consumer’s needs.
  • The ability to accurately assess one’s own interpretation is crucial for successful interpretation.
  • To interpret accurately, interpreters need to prepare accordingly for every assignment they attend.
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Interpret from ASL into English and from English into ASL, incorporating all main points and necessary supporting detail
  2. Successfully interpret as part of a team
  3. Adapt one’s interpretation to meet the language needs of a variety of consumers in a range of settings
  4. Accurately analyze one’s areas of strength and areas which need improvement
  5. Plan development strategies for continued growth as an interpreter
  6. Utilize preparation materials in a constructive and timely manner
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Attendance and participation
  • End-of-fourth-semester portfolio of the student’s work.

This is a mastery/non-mastery course.

Textbook Materials



INTR 2300 and INTR 2310 and INTR 2375 with a B or better