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Southern Illinois University Disability Support Services seeks to offer Online Continuing Education Coursework for Sign Language Interpreters.  The training is available from the comfort of your own home. The 5-week format (approximate 4 hours per week) is flexible to accommodate your schedule. The course offers an excellent chance to discuss variables that influence our work with colleagues from all over the United States and perhaps even other countries.  


Idioms in Interpreting

Idioms can be the bane of our existence. In this course we will analyze American Sign Language idioms and phrases. We will consider the cultural and ethical implications of their use while discussing regionalisms, accents and ethnicity and its impact on our interpreting.

Anticipate spending approximately 4 hours per week analyzing DVDs, articles, video clips and discussing reactions with your peers. 

Core video content is presented in ASL, while supplementary materials are captioned.  Request for reasonable accommodations should be submitted via email, two weeks prior to the start of each course.  

Professional Studies CEU's:  2.0

Cost:  $100.  

Registration is now open for the following course. 

Jan. 11 - Feb 14, 2021

Refunds, minus a $15 service fee, will be made if the request is received 2 weeks prior to course start date.  Contact Patty Erwin for more information.  

Target Audience:  Sign Language Interpreters.  CDIs/interpreting students are also encouraged to participate.