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SLIP 1923

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Credit Hours 3
Course Title ASL To English Interpretation I
Prerequisite(s) SLIP 1911, 1911L, 1915 with a C or better
Corequisite(s) SLIP 1931, SLIP 1931L
Catalog Description
This course begins work on source language ASL to target language English translations and consecutive sign to voice interpreting.  It includes theories of the interpreting process, vocabulary and linguistic development, and text analysis. A variety of techniques and strategies address visual memory, equivalent message content, vocabulary and register choice and cultural adaptations.  The co-requisite SLIP 1931L MUST be taken with this course even if the student has taken and passed the lab previously

Expected Educational Results
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:

1. Consecutively interpret from ASL to written English conveying 75% of the main ideas two to three sentences at a time.
2. Consecutively interpret from ASL to spoken English conveying 75% of the main ideas two to three sentences at a time.
3. Consecutively interpret names and numbers signed at a normal rate with 75% accuracy.
4. Apply correct English grammar to the interpretation.
5. Use appropriate word choices that match the intent of the ASL presenter.
6. Use appropriate inflection in the interpretation to properly reflect the mood of the ASL presenter.
7. Use appropriate register in selecting spoken words that reflect the appropriate environment: topic, audience, and speaker
8. Project the interpretation loud enough to be heard across the room.
9. Minimize presence of omissions, additions, substitutions, intrusions, and anomalies in interpretations.

General Education Outcomes
None Specified

Course Content
1. Language Skills

a. ASL vocabulary
b. ASL grammar
c. English vocabulary
d. Fingerspelling and numbers

2. Consecutive Interpreting Skills
a. Cokely and Colonomos model of interpreting
b. Component skills listed above
c. Appropriate behavior, dress, ethics and strategies
d. Sight translation
e. ASL to spoken English consecutive interpreting

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
Course Grade

The means of grading will be determined by the individual instructor.  Assessments will include quizzes, examinations, prepared interpreting projects, and involvement in community activities.


This course is offered once a year. At the end of the course, students will fill out a survey regarding course content. The faculty will review the course and make recommended revisions based on student feedback, direct experience, and trends in teaching ASL. The faculty teaching the course will prepare a short summary stating which educational outcomes were and were not achieved and recommending changes for future classes


After each course, instructors will review materials, student surveys, grades and grading procedure and make recommendations for modification the following year.  Those recommendations and the other data will be kept on file.  Every three years, a faculty committee will review the course. They will review the syllabus, the current literature, materials and samples of student work. A report included in the program review.

Last Revised: Mar. 23, 2009
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