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(Let the coordinator know which seminar(s) you've attended in the past year.)

Workshops, seminars, and retreats from the Bilingual Mediation Center are posted in this Google Calendar (if you login to Google you can save dates to your calendar). Feel free to browse through it for more information.

The BMC Events Menu lists the current schedule of events in a variety of locations, including the Foundations of Interpreting Series and the Etna Project and more.

The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series offers a progressively challenging approach to text analysis and releasing form, beginning with consecutive interpretation into English (L1 for most interpreters) and moving through the series toward simultaneous interpretation in both English and ASL. Each module is a prerequisite for the next module. More information about Foundations can be found here: Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series

Participation in the Etna Project Series carries a prerequisite to have attended Foundations modules I & II. The Etna Project Series is offered annually. Once the series is underway, you will have to wait for the next series to attend. More details about the Etna Project can be found here: Etna Project.

Foundations I USM January 2018

33 engaged, reflective people moving their zones and aha-ing all over the place. Just fabulous!

Deaf Foundations III

Bringing Foundations of Interpreting Series to Deaf Interpreters

Deaf Interpreters, Deaf of Deaf Interpreters, and Coda interpreters come together for Sharing Our "R" seminar.

This group came together in the first of its kind dialogue addressing how their formative experience, as heritage and native signers, effect their decision making and representation (‘R’) while interpreting. Conversations were based within the framework of the Integrated Model of Interpreting.

Dinner out after a day of Foundations fun!

Connections made with like-minded peers fosters a sense of community.

USM Foundations Seminar

Group Photo Fun

A picture is worth a thousand words.

While participants take advantage of break time to get outside in the sunshine and stretch, they continue to talk about what they're learning in the Etna Project.

Talking about our learning.

Catching up with Betty during a break at the Etna Project NH, stimulated by the activities of the day.

Small group activity engages participants.

Small group focused on a specific task offers all participants the opportunity to fully engage.

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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.

Click here to contribute.

The Etna Project Retreat Series

The Etna Project returns to Maryland!

The next series is scheduled from December 2018 through June 2019 at Blue Mountain Retreat Center. There will be no series in New Hampshire for 2019. More info here

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.

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