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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. Participants will analyze DVDs, articles, video clips and discussing reactions with your peers. Core video content is presented in ASL, while supplementary materials are captioned. 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.

Continuing education courses for Sign Language Interpreters seek to foster an environment of mutual respect that is free of bias and discrimination.  Please be mindful the everyone has a different level of education and experience.  Let these courses be an encouraging place for those with less experience and more questions. 



Idioms, Slang, Ethics, etc. 

June 6 - July 10

Participants will analyze terminology based on prefixes, root words and suffixes which form the terms we use in medical interpreting. In addition, participants will review situations that arise during the process of medical interpreting and through online discussion share strategies for handling those situations using resources such as NAD and RID position papers on various topics in interpreting.

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All courses are provided through SIU Online/D2L.  You will recieve an email confirmation when you register.  The link to the course will be emailed a few days prior to the start of the course and will inlcude  your username and  password for D2L/SIU Online. 
The course is in a different program than how your registered, you cannot access the course through that program.