Foundations II ONLINE (Sundays) March/April


Online Foundations II

March/April 2021

Foundations II Online

This seminar is for spoken English/ASL interpreters (hearing, Deaf-parented/Coda). 

All events are scheduled for Eastern time zone. Please adjust accordingly.

Betty M. Colonomos Bio

Betty Colonomos head shotBetty M. Colonomos, currently serving as Director of the Bilingual Mediation Center, is a fluent ASL/English bilingual. Her academic background is in Deaf Education/Speech Pathology (B.S.), Counseling (M.A.), Linguistics (Doctoral program). Betty holds the Masters Comprehensive Skills Certificate (MCSC) from RID. She was the second recipient of the Mary Stotler Award for excellence in Interpreter Education from CIT.

Betty has chaired and served on many national committees on standards and evaluation of interpreters and served as President of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT). Ms. Colonomos has authored and appeared in video materials on interpreting and she co-authored (with MJ Bienvenu) videos on Deaf Culture, ASL Facial Grammar, and ASL Numbers. She worked as an International Sign interpreter for numerous conferences worldwide. Betty also consults with schools and the legal system as an expert on linguistic and cultural issues impacting the Deaf Community.

Betty is the developer of the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI), which is the most widely used model in the U.S. for teaching cognitive processes in interpreting.

She teaches the Foundations of Interpreting Series for hearing, Coda and Deaf interpreters that combines the IMI with a Vygotskyan approach to learning.

Betty is the creator of the Etna Project (2002 – present) held in New Hampshire and Maryland. The project is a series of retreats supporting a Community of Reflective Practitioners who are interpreters committed to their own growth as they seek to become change agents in the field of interpreting.

About Foundations II Online

This online offering of the Foundations of Interpreting II seminar will meet using Zoom. There will be two separate tracks, with one group meeting Tuesday nights for 5 weeks, and the other group meeting Sunday afternoons for 5 weeks. Click on either of the options above for more specific details including meeting dates and times. 

This seminar has limits on session capacity. The minimum for each online session is 15 participants and the maximum is 18.

Discounts and Scholarships

  • Early-bird discount is calculated during registration.
    • Register before the deadline!
  • Scholarship ($40) available during registration for BIPOC interpreters and student interpreters.


  • Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing (email, text) to the coordinator before February 26th, 2021, in order to receive a full refund. After February 26th, no refunds are available.
  • If the Bilingual Mediation Center has to cancel this training, it will be rescheduled.
  • Please contact the coordinator to request reasonable accommodations before February 26, 2021, or with any questions about this series.

Registration Deadline

  • Registration for this seminar will remain open until February 26th at 5pm Eastern time. At that time, if the minimum of 15 registrations for each seminar is reached, registration will remain open until filled to capacity. Having less than 15 registrations at that time may mean rescheduling or cancelling of the seminar.


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