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ASL 211 - Mentoring – Skills Development for American Sign Language-English Interpreters

This course is designed as a supervised mentoring for students with a certificate of completion or degree in ASL-English Interpreting or three years of experience as a community and/or educational interpreter. Students will design specific skill development goals to focus on during the course. Emphasis will be on application of lean and rich American Sign Language features, i.e., fingerspelling, vocabulary, use of space, classifiers, Prosody, Interpreting (ASL to English and English to ASL) in interpreting, based on the students’ specific skill development goals. Students will apply self-assessment tools for maintaining skills enhancement. Knowledge and skills sets in ASL/English interpreting may include Bilingual/multilingual skills, meaning management skills (interpreting/transliterating), ethical and professional decision-making, professional management and business skills, and/or new specialization, i.e., medical, business, mental health, legal interpreting, or working towards a certification.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of Division Dean’s office
3 credit hours