Currently Under Construction

In an effort to provide professional development opportunities to more interpreters at a lower cost, we are converting some of our trainings to a free, online learning management system. We will also be making updates to the courses at the same time.

We appreciate your patience! Please check back later in Spring 2020 for courses to be available.

Previously Offered Courses

1.0 CEU

Developed by Ben Hall, CSC, NIC, SC:L

Legal interpreting need not be scary. With proper consideration of one's interpreting abilities and the demands of an assignment, entry into legal interpreting is certainly possible.

The educational goals of the module are:

  • To understand the legal process within the state trial court structure
  • To understand your state's requirements for legal interpreters,
  • To identify potential entry points in the legal process for competent interpreters
  • This course is designed to separate myth from reality of what court interpreters actually experience and to identify possible possible entry points for experienced, skilled interpreters who are new to legal work
  • To accomplish this, this course provides an overall understanding of the underpinnings of the judicial system. The field of legal interpreting is vast and it is not possible to cover all legal settings in one training

***Courtroom interpreting is NOT covered in this training.***

1.6 CEUs

Developed by Linda Ross, PhD, CI/CT, NIC, SC:L

This module is designed to make the purposes and realities of production clear and to explore their application to the interpreting process.

The educational goals of the module are:

  • Identify the purposes of fingerspelling in ASL discourse
  • Analyze the purposes of fingerspelling in recorded samples of ASL discourse
  • Identify fingerspelling production norms used in ASL discourse-Identify commonly fingerspelled words and phrases
  • Analyze fingerspelling production norms in recorded samples of ASL discourse
  • Compare and contrast fingerspelling in ASL discourse and interpreted discourse
  • Demonstrate strategies for receptive fingerspelling in a practice interpretation
  • Demonstrate strategies for expressive fingerspelling in a practice interpretation
  • Analyze effectiveness of fingerspelling in a practice (live) interpretation.
This was one of the best online workshops I have taken. Many practical tools were given that I intend to use. One suggestion I have is that the reading portions be signed, I personally am more engaged with ASL and they may be more accessible.
-Taking Control of Fingerspelling participant