CA: Foundations II

 Foundations of Interpreting II at Ohlone College


 in Freemont, CA

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Foundations of Interpreting II Seminar

About Betty M. Colonomos

Betty M. Colonomos, currently serving as Director of the Bilingual Mediation Center, is a fluent ASL/ English bilingual. Her academic background is in Deaf Education/Speech Pathology (B.S.), Counseling (M.A.) Linguistics (Doctoral program). Betty holds the Masters Comprehensive Skills Certificate (MCSC) from RID. She was the second recipient of the Mary Stotler Award for excellence in Interpreter Education from CIT. Betty has chaired and served on many national committees on standards and evaluation of interpreters and served as President of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT). Ms. Colonomos has authored and appeared in video materials on interpreting and she co-authored (with MJ Bienvenu) videos on Deaf Culture, ASL Facial Grammar, and ASL Numbers. She worked as an International Sign interpreter for numerous conferences worldwide.

Betty also consults with schools and the legal system as an expert on linguistic and cultural issues impacting the Deaf Community. Betty is the developer of the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI), which is the most widely used model in the U.S. for teaching cognitive processes in interpreting. She teaches the Foundations of Interpreting Series for hearing, coda (Deaf-parented), and Deaf interpreters that combines the IMI with a Vygotskyan approach to learning. Betty is the creator of the Etna Project (2002–present) held in New Hampshire and Maryland. The project is a series of retreats supporting a Community of Reflective Practitioners who are interpreters committed to their own growth as they seek to become change agents in the field of interpreting.

Additional references to Betty's contributions to the field can be found here, on the BMC website. Click on the timeline image to see the history of Betty Colonomos' work in the interpreting field spanning roughly four decades! (Or use the Main Menu and click on BMC History.)

Ohlone College Fremont, CA: Foundations II

Ohlone College Fremont, CA: Foundations II

Friday, March 16, 6:00p–9:00p

Saturday, March 17, 9:00a–5:00p

Sunday, March 18, 9:00a–12:00p

Lunch will be 1 hour on your own on Saturday. There will be ample breaks throughout the session.

This workshop is limited to 30 participants. For more information, contact Kendra Keller using the contact form on this page.

Foundations II requires Foundations I in the past two years or presenter approval. Sessions are presented in spoken English.


Participants will be awarded 1.3 CEUs in the Professional Studies category.

The cost for processing CEUs through NorCRID is $10 and payable at the door. All CEUs are approved through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf Certification Maintenance Program and Associate Continuing Education Tracking Program.


Early-bird registration is $190, and closes on January 5, 2018. The registration process will automatically discount you to the $190 early-bird rate if your registration is submitted before January 5, 2018.

Regular registration is $225.00.

Cancellation and Refunds: 100% by January 5, 2018 for refunds requested in writing, 90% by January 19, 2018.

ADA accommodation requests must be sent to Kendra Keller, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 1, 2018.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-16-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-18-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date 06-15-2017
Capacity 30
Registered 9
Available place 21
Cut off date 01-19-2018
Individual Price Early Bird Registration $190, Registration after January 5, $225
Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
Ohlone College
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