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IPP1111 – Introduction to Interpreting pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: This course introduces the field of interpreting and the role of a sign language interpreter. It covers interpreting as a field of professional practice, the current nature of the field, the variety of employment opportunities, interpreter training, interpreter certification and professional ethical standards.
Prerequisites: ASL1114
Grade of B or better in ASL1114
Corequisites: None
  1. Describe the interpreting process.
  2. Apply techniques for managing the interpreting process.
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the business aspects of interpreting.
  4. Identify the current national evaluation and certification process for interpreters.
  5. Define and communicate to others the appropriate role of an interpreter.
  6. Establish appropriateness for interpreting, either standing or being seated in front of an audience.
  7. Illustrate ways interpreters function in specific settings and with specific populations.
  8. Convey issues that are currently relevant to the field of interpreting and to the Deaf community.
  9. Demonstrate understanding of the need for continuing education as a professional interpreter and of opportunities for such continuing education in the community.
MnTC goal areas: None

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