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SLIP 2912L

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Credit Hours 1
Course Title Interpreting Lab 4
Prerequisite(s) SLIP 2901, 2901L with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite(s) SLIP 2912, 2932
Catalog Description
This is a skills laboratory to accompany SLIP 2932 and SLIP 2912.  Assignments are designed to reinforce classroom concepts.  Field observation of working interpreters is also included.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Continue to develop their interpreting skills independently.

2. Continue to develop their vocabulary, both Sign and spoken English, by completing numerous vocabulary-building activities.

3. Interpret cold selections at a moderate rate with 80% accuracy.

4. Conduct self-analysis regarding their own work including: sign selection, parameters, fingerspelling, grammatical features, message equivalence, omissions, additions, and non-manual behaviors.

General Education Outcomes
1. Successfully simultaneously 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. Language Skills
a. ASL vocabulary
b. ASL grammar
c. English vocabulary
d. Fingerspelling and numbers

2. Simultaneous Interpreting Skills
a. Component skills listed above
b. Appropriate behavior, dress, ethics and strategies
c. Spoken English to ASL Simultaneous interpreting

3. Review of consecutive interpreting

4. Simultaneous prepared interpreting

5. Simultaneous cold interpreting

6. Feedback

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
Course Grade

The course grade will be determined by the individual instructors using a variety of evaluation methods. Knowledge of course content may be determined by prepared recordings, reading assignments and lab attendance.


Interpreting Lab 4 is offered once a year. At 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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