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SLIP 1931

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Credit Hours 3
Course Title English To ASL Interpretation I
Prerequisite(s) SLIP 1911,SLIP 1911L and SLIP 1915 with a "C" or better
Corequisite(s) SLIP 1923 and SLIP 1931L
Catalog Description
This course begins work on source language English to target language ASL translations and consecutive voice to sign interpreting.  It includes theories of the interpreting process, vocabulary and linguistic development, and text analysis.
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 spoken English to ASL conveying 75% of the main ideas two to three sentences at a time.
2. Consecutively interpret from written English to ASL conveying 75% of the main ideas two to three sentences at a time.
3. Consecutively interpret names and numbers at 75% accuracy.
4. Incorporate grammatical features of ASL learned in SLIP 1911 and SLIP 1911L into the interpretations produced.
5. Demonstrate appropriate interpreter behavior, dress, ethics and strategies learned in SLIP 1941.
6. Apply the RID Code of Ethics in a variety of settings and situations.
7. Apply Demand Control theory to their work and interpreting settings
8. Identify component skills necessary to be able to interpret including:
a. Listening and memory
b. Shadowing
c. Dual tasking
d. Paraphrasing
e. Abstracting
f. Pattern inference
g. Process time
h. Anticipating
i. Processing digits, proper names and acronyms
9. Define and use correctly in a sentence 200 assigned English vocabulary words.
10. Describe the interpreting process according to the Cokely and Colonomos Models.

General Education Outcomes
1. Successfully consecutively interpret spoken passages from American English into American Sign Language.
2. Incorporate the grammatical features of ASL into the interpretation.
3. Demonstrate appropriate interpreter behavior, dress, strategies, and ethics.
4. Analyze English (spoken or text) for meaning, intent, affect and register.

Course Content
1. Skills
a. ASL vocabulary
b. ASL grammar
c. English vocabulary
d. Fingerspelling and numbers

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

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
1. Course Grade

a. The course grade will be determined by the individual instructors using a variety of evaluation methods.  Knowledge of course content may be determined by periodic quizzes, prepared recordings, and in-class presentations.

b. Students may be required to conduct a research project, turn in a written report and give an oral presentation in class.

c. Students will be required to attend activities in the Deaf community and keep an account of where they have been, what they have done and what they have learned at each activities including a sign log of new vocabulary learned.

d. The midterm and final exam will consist of a cold interpretation done consecutively


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: Aug. 12, 2011
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