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SLIP 1931L

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Interpreting Lab 2
Prerequisite(s) SLIP 1911, 1911L, 1915 with “C” or better
Corequisite(s) SLIP 1931 and SLIP 1923
Catalog Description
This is a skills laboratory to accompany SLIP 1931 and 1923.  Assignments are designed to reinforce classroom concepts.  Field observation of working interpreters is also included.

Expected Educational Results
1. Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
2. Consecutively interpret from spoken English to ASL conveying 75% of the main ideas two to three sentences at a time.
3. Consecutively interpret from written English to ASL conveying 75% of the main ideas two to three sentences at a time.
4. Consecutively interpret names and numbers at 75% accuracy.
5. Incorporate grammatical features of ASL learned in SLIP 1911 into the interpretations produced.
6. Demonstrate appropriate interpreter behavior, dress, ethics and strategies learned in SLIP 1941.
7. Demonstrate 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) processing time
h) anticipating
i) processing digits, proper names and acronyms

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
Language Skills

A. ASL vocabulary
B. ASL grammar
C. English vocabulary
D. Fingerspelling and numbers

II. 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
Course Grade
The course grade will be determined by the individual instructors using a variety of evaluation methods.  Prepared recordings, lab attendance, projects and reports may determine knowledge of course content.


Interpreting Lab 2 is 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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