ITP 250

Applied Interpreting Experience

Interpreting Training Program
ITP 250

Applied Interpreting Experience


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 “Interpreter, n.: One who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter's advantage for the other to have said.
Ambrose Bierce quote (American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842

ITP 250 Applied Interpreting Experience II

Course Description:
This course is designed to review specific areas of ASL skill development; expose students to various interpreting models and experiences to prepare them for the tasks required for functioning as professional interpreters.  It also provides practical application of interpreting skills learned in the classroom.  Students are expected to observe working interpreters in field settings as well as work with student partners in volunteer or mock interpreting situations.  Observations and feedback from volunteer interpreting are kept in journal logs.  They will also be supervised and observed during the quarter by the faculty members.

Instructor Philosophy:
This volunteer interpreting experience is all about being aware of your choices throughout your interpreting process, and being able to analyze those choices with your peers and instructors.  You will find that each opportunity is unique and will stretch you and that there are no “black and white” answers. You will be given an opportunity to apply what you have learned in the classroom and to use your own judgment. You will need to trust your instructors’ instincts when they give you feedback, as those instincts are based upon years of experience.

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