Foundations in Your State?

Current offerings of various modules of the Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series are being offered around the country (links to events on the map above). The series has been offered in many areas since 1982 (green on map to left). If you'd like to bring the series to your area, let us know! We'd love to see this map filled with green!

We have not yet offered Foundations in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Bring Foundations to Your State
These specifics are necessary for determining if we can arrange for a Foundations of Interpreting seminar(s) in your state. Please submit all the information below, providing as much detail as possible for us to begin the planning process. Please note that it is best to plan 6-9 months in advance in order to secure a location, get CEUs approved, set up registration and payment, advertise, and to receive a sufficient number of registrants before a determined registration deadline.
Identify the calendar period that you're considering, at least six months from now. Foundations seminars include Friday night, full day Saturday, and Sunday morning sessions. (Exception: 2 module seminars begin Thursday night, full day Friday and Saturday, and Sunday morning.)
Include facility name, address, and any specific building or room numbers. If you have not yet identified a location, please note it is necessary to do so early in the registration process.
Who is sponsoring CEUs? How much will it cost? How will people pay for it?
Please identify potential (or definite) coordinator by name.
Provide the preferred email address for the coordinator.
Other information you may want to collect during registration. For example, if this is a Deaf Interpreter Foundations seminar, you may want to have registrants confirm they are deaf. Or if you are providing food, you may want to inquire about food allergies. Any information you want to collect, simply come up with a question and the type of response you're looking to receive.

 

 

Comments from Foundations Evaluations

In what ways did the workshop presenter facilitate your learning?

The fact we started from the ground and built up.. Identifying our own starting points, habits, and thought processes. Then taking us through each step of analyzing a message, each component stripped down to the nuts/bolts. Then how these components at the core are the message, and if you change just one part it can effect everything.

What did you learn during this session?

  • Fire the committee
  • Be a strong supervisor
  • Find the goal/meaning of the message

What kind of follow-up would aid in your learning development?

  • To continue the discussion with other people who have been through Foundations.
  • Learn more about 'hearing speak'

 

 

Why Deaf and Coda Foundations?

Why are there Foundations seminars for hearing interpreters, coda interpreters, and deaf interpreters?

 

Deaf Foundations Fund


The Deaf Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series is offered for Deaf Interpreters. This specialized series is for Deaf Interpreters only.

Donations from the larger interpreting community and elsewhere help to defray the cost of providing these seminars to our Deaf Interpreter colleagues.

Click here to contribute.

Foundations of Interpreting


The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpreting and the processes we engage in while interpreting. More information on the series as well as a schedule of current seminars being offered: click here.

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Foundations: Going Further


If you've attended Foundations I & II in recent years and would like to participate in further exploration of what you learned there, Foundations: Going Further may be just what you need during our time of social distancing. For more info about this online series, click here.