Interpreter Training Program

ITTP 2213

This practicum experience provides students with opportunities to observe and reflect on their content, professional, interpreting knowledge, skills and disposition in classroom settings at both schools for the deaf and mainstreamed programs. The practicum experience must be completed with a grade of at least a C before entering the second practicum required.

Interpreting Observation
1
CH(s)

ITTP 2995

This course provides students with the opportunity to choose and work in “real life” interpreting situations and apply the concepts learned in the classroom to the actual setting.

Interpreting as Private Practice
2
CH(s)

ITTP 2210

This course is designed to explore the processes needed to interpret for K-12 Deaf or Hard of Hearing students. Topics include: Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment, the educational paraprofessional, and cognitive and language development. 

Educational Interpreting
3
CH(s)

ITTP 2208

This course is designed to guide students into making ethical decisions in interpreting situations by using the RID Code of Ethics. In-depth discussions will pertain to an analysis of professional ethics, confidentiality, legal liability and the role of the interpreter. 

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Interpreting
1
CH(s)

ITTP 2206

This course continues to increase knowledge and skills in the English/ASL interpretation process. Students will explore the dynamics of ASL structure, the history of interpreting, and will develop a resume and personal portfolio.

Voice-to-Sign Interpreting II
3
CH(s)

ITTP 2205

A continuation of Sign-to-Voice Interpreting I with more emphasis placed on advanced receptive skills, word choices, vocal inflection, and ability to interpret signed messages using appropriate English structure. 

Sign-to-Voice Interpreting II
3
CH(s)

ITTP 2204

This course will continue to develop expressive and receptive ASL skills and the language in its natural context along with full body expressions.

American Sign Language VI
3
CH(s)

ITTP 2203

Students will use hands - on approach in this course to develop skills and proper execution in simultaneous and consecutive styles of interpreting. Students will learn to think analytically and to apply this skill to “real life” situations increasing speed accuracy and complexity of the interpreting process. Topics will include hospitality, social welfare, housing, education, paralegal, and medical scenarios. Videotaping will be used to evaluate skill and provide feedback. 

Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpreting
3
CH(s)

ITTP 2202

An introductory course that provides students with an overview of the field of interpreting and the processes involved. The student will learn the components of communication, culture, community and how it applies to rendering a signed message and interpreting. 

Voice-to-Sign Interpreting I
3
CH(s)

ITTP 2201

An introductory course designed to provide the development of skills receptively while expressing an equivalent message in spoken English. Focus is placed on the interpreting process, appropriate English word choices, vocal inflection, and English structure. 

Sign-to-Voice Interpreting I
3
CH(s)

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