Tag Archives: Interpreter Education

Meet, Engage, Learn & Inspire: Mentoring and Sign Language Interpreters

Meet, Engage, Learn & Inspire: Mentoring and Sign Language Interpreters

Mentoring is often cited as a way to bridge the “readiness gap” for emerging sign language interpreters. Kim Boeh outlines the benefits of mentoring relationships and tips for successful interactions. You find yourself sitting in a classroom surrounded by your peers and realize that you will soon graduate from your interpreter education program and you

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What Makes Us Tick? Sign Language Interpreters, Values & Motivation

What Makes Us Tick? Sign Language Interpreters, Values & Motivation

Knowledge of personal beliefs and value systems enhance a sign language interpreter’s professional practice. Audrey Ramirez-Loudenback posits articulating our “why” may positively impact job satisfaction and longevity in the field. I embarked on this research as a student in Western Oregon University’s MA in Interpreting Studies with a belief that our motivations will influence every

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IEP: Faculty Composition Impacts Sign Language Interpreter Readiness

IEP: Faculty Composition Impacts Sign Language Interpreter Readiness

By investing in a faculty rich in diversity, skills and experience, Joseph Featherstone believes Interpreter Education Programs can enhance sign language interpreting students’ readiness while upholding high standards of practice. There’s been a lot of focus on interpreter readiness, especially for recent graduates of Interpreter Education Programs (IEP). As a Deaf person who often uses

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Historical Reflections

Interpreter Education: History Can Be a Relentless Master

  * This presentation was originally shared as part of the 2014 Interpreter Education Month celebration. Special thanks to Dennis, Anna, and Wing for their work and to the National Interpreter Education Center (NIEC) for their support of the session. Session Description History can be a relentless master in its quest to ensure that critical

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Where’s the Welcome Mat? Opening the Door to Deaf Interpreters

Where’s the Welcome Mat? Opening the Door to Deaf Interpreters

Deaf Interpreters (DI) bring a wealth of cultural and linguistic experience to Interpreter Education. Jeremy Rogers investigated the DI experience with Education Programs resulting in some practical recommendations for how to better welcome them to the table. In 2014, Eileen Forestal, PhD, RSC, presented at StreetLeverage – Live in Austin, Texas. One of the most

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Dennis Cokely and Cathy Cogen

Interview with Dennis Cokely: Emerging Trends in Interpreting and Implications for Interpreter Education

Dennis Cokely sits down with Brandon Arthur to discuss Emerging Trends in Interpreting and Implications for Interpreter Education at RID NOLA 2015. Brandon Arthur: Hi, I’m Brandon Arthur with StreetLeverage. I’m here at the 2015 RID National Conference in New Orleans, and it’s a tremendous pleasure to be meeting with Dennis Cokely. Welcome, Dennis. Dennis

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Dennis Cokely and Cathy Cogen

Interview with Cathy Cogen: Emerging Trends and Implications for Interpreter Education

Cathy Cogen discusses Emerging Trends in Interpreting and Implications for Interpreter Education with Brandon Arthur at RID NOLA 2015. Brandon Arthur: Hello. I’m Brandon Arthur with StreetLeverage. We’re here at the 2015 RID Conference in New Orleans, LA. I’m thrilled to be sitting with Cathy Cogen, the Director of the NCIEC. Welcome, Cathy. Cathy Cogen:

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Taking Ownership: Defining Our Work As Sign Language Interpreters

Taking Ownership: Defining Our Work As Sign Language Interpreters

As sign language interpreters, we understand the importance of accurately communicating concepts in our choice of words and signs. It’s time to start applying that knowledge to the way we talk about our own work. Semantics Matter: Using Precise Language In the field of sign language interpreting, there recently has been a shift toward doing

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