Foundations Seminar Series

Illusions of Access: Lessons from a Pandemic

Presentation available on video!

This widely acclaimed seminar series focuses on components of the Integrated Model of Interpreting in a low-stress, highly interactive environment.

Participants will learn how to convey equivalent messages by working through graduated texts and activities beginning in consecutive mode in earlier modules and moving to simultaneous modes of interpreting in later modules.

Working on skills in small groups, such as text analysis, back translations and collaborative interpreting, participants develop tools for understanding and improving their own processes. Participants will also develop the language necessary to discuss the interpreting task using non-evaluative, non-judgmental language with each other and integrate strategies for continuing their own improvement.

 

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Foundations IV 2020
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Foundations II Holyoke, MA
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Foundations II Lakewood, CO
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Foundations I Holyoke, MA
Foundations I Portland, ME
Foundations I Portland, ME
Foundations VII/VIII Worcester, MA
Foundations VII/VIII Worcester, MA
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Foundations I Portland, ME
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Deaf Foundations IV
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Foundations I Sacramento, CA
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Foundations I BMRC Knoxville, MD
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Deaf Foundations I & II
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Foundations I Troy, NY
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IMI Seminar: Who's In Control? January 2021
IMI Seminar: Who's In Control? January 2021
Coda Foundations Canada
Coda Foundations Canada
Foundations I Holyoke, MA
Foundations I Holyoke, MA
Foundations I Rochester, NY
Foundations I Rochester, NY
A group of facilitators meet in preparation for a presentation with a large group, each facilitator working with smaller groups during a breakout session.
Illusions Facilitators
Illusions Facilitators

 

 

Comments from Foundations Evaluations

What did you learn during this session?

How a message is 'tailored' to the audience based on the speaker's goal and what that looks like. I've never identified the CRP components and understood how critical they are to a message.

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?

How much there still is to learn surprised

There is validity in variety- everyone is in their own place, and that's ok.

 

 

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Why Deaf and Coda Foundations?

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

 

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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.

 

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.

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Revisiting Foundations

If you participated in the first module of the Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series, we hope you’ve continued to discover insights into your own interpreting practice.

For many of us, online work, workshops and learning have become a part of all of our lives. Several long-time students of the IMI have developed this virtual continuation of the model, aligned with the content and approach of Foundations I. If you've taken Foundations I - and not yet taken additional modules - join us in Revisiting Foundations!

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