This site is currently primarily for use by Utah Valley University American Sign Language Interpreting classes, where I currently teach. Class schedules, course objectives, syllabi, topic breakdowns, assignment expectations, and reading materials are be found under each specific class site. Or you can always try searching for what you need up above. There’s also information about me and UVU’s ASL/Deaf Studies program and interpreting-related courses.
Spring ’18 Spring ’17 Spring ’16 This course is an introduction to the process and skills required to produce bidirectional English-bound signing-to-spoken English language transliterations between Deaf and nondeaf people.
Fall ’17 Fall ’16 Fall ’15 Fall ’14 This course introduces students to theory, skills, and processes required to produce consecutive interpretations and focuses on developing basic abilities required to interpret rehearsed and/or spontaneous texts.
Spring ’15 Spring ’14 This course is an introduction to the skills and processes required to produce conceptually accurate and linguistically appropriate spoken-language interpretations of ASL texts.
Introduction to Interpreting
Fall ’13 This course is an introduction to bidirectional (ASL-to-English and English-to-ASL) interpreting between Deaf and nondeaf people. Upon completion, this course will help prepare candidates to take the Utah State and/or RID NIC written examination.
Cross-Cultural Communication and Interpretation
This course is a continuation of ASL 3310, but focuses more heavily on 1) interpreting with special emphasis on intercultural communication, and 2) the development of language understanding with respect to intercultural communication.
This course is an continuation of the process, skills, and theory required to produce spoken-English to signed and signed-to-spoken English language interpretations between Deaf and nondeaf people.
Professional Resources for Sign Language Interpreters
This course is a collaborative seminar bringing students and the professional interpreter community together to create an online open-source resource of professional practices, standards, and support materials. Join us.
We’re working on a new teaming course, improving how we talk about introduction to the field, better developing personal interaction skills, and bringing best-practice behaviors to interpreting students and potential CDI candidates. I’d love your input. Where are the strengths and weaknesses in this pedagogy?