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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 can be the bane of our interpreting existence.  In this course you will view DVDs (1 per week), with American Sign Language idioms and phrases. Participants will discuss the cultural and ethical implications of their use as well as discussing regionalisms, accents and ethnicity, and it's impact on interpretation.  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, by January 2, 2020.   

Professional Studies CEU's:  2.0

Cost:  $100.  

Registration is now closed for the January 6 - February 9, 2020 course. 

Refunds, minus a $15 service fee, will be made if the request is received on or before January 3, 2020.  Contact Patty Erwin for more information.  

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