CCOG for ITP 211 Spring 2024

Course Number:
ITP 211
Course Title:
ASL Development for Interpreters III
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Course Description

Focuses on advanced ASL depiction, simultaneous interpreting, and analysis of message equivalency in the context of healthcare interpreting. Prerequisites: Program admission and department permission.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Analyze the meaning of a given source message and apply prediction and preparation strategies to successfully interpret within the context of the healthcare field.

  • Produce a simultaneous, meaning-based interpretation of the main points and some details of a given source message into ASL within the context of the healthcare field.

  • Use self-assessment and peer-assessment skills to create individual skill development plans.

  • Use ASL vocabulary related to healthcare.

Course Activities and Design

Class time will be spent discussing and apply interpreting skills. Students will perform simultaneous interpretations. Students will continue to practice concentration, anticipation, prediction, use of prior knowledge and new information, and memory techniques. Students will explore aspects of a successful interpretation and will continue to apply self-assessment and peer-review techniques to further skill development.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will be evaluated through assignments, in-class performance, quizzes, and formal evaluations of recorded English-to-ASL interpretations. Students will be assessed on their ability to produce a grammatically correct, simultaneous, meaning-based interpretation of the main points with some supporting details of a source message.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

This course introduces the interpretation of various topics with a Deaf perspective from a Deaf instructor and focuses on:

  • Researching various topics beforehand in order to prepare to interpret the message

  • Technical skill and the importance of prediction before interpreting the message

  • The necessity of cohesiveness, appropriate pauses, and complete sentence structure to produce a successful interpretation

  • Effective use of space, semantics, structures, and more in ASL