There is a minimum of lecture or theory and an emphasis on application. Throughout the weekends participants work in small and large groups with real world texts and scenarios, discussing and analyzing their own decisions, assumptions, and understanding of the task of interpretation.

Participants explore conveying equivalent messages by working through graduated texts and activities, such as  text analysis, back translations, and collaborative interpreting. Earlier modules begin in the consecutive mode of interpreting, and later modules move into the simultaneous mode. Working in small and large groups, participants develop the language necessary to discuss the interpreting task using non-evaluative, non-judgmental language with each other. Participants practice tools for exploring and improving their own interpreting processes, and ultimately, integrate strategies for continuing their own development after seminars have ended.  

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Deaf Foundations: Ally Donations

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.

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Why Deaf and Coda Foundations?

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


Foundations in Your State

Bring the Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series to your interpreting community! Coordinate with us and your local RID Affiliate Chapter or with colleagues to offer the seminar series locally.