There are eight modules in the Foundations of Interpreting Processes Series. Foundations I - Foundations IV are typically taught in 3-day seminars(13 hours in session), for a total of four weekends. Foundations V & VI are taught over an extended 4-day seminar (20 hours in session), as are Foundations VII & VIII, for a total of two additional weekends.

Focus of Foundations I and II:

Introduction of Model and Tools, Philosophy and Approach, Tools for Analysis and Dialogue


Focus of Foundations III and IV:

Honing Tools, Back Translation and Collaborative Activities, Application and Practice


Focus of Foundations V and VI:

Reduce Consecutive Processing Time, Activities, Tools and Practice, Interpretation of Dialogues


Focus of Foundations VII and VIII:

Transition to Simultaneous, Post-Foundations Development

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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.