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Resource: Archived newsletters of The TBC News, from The Bicultural Center circa 1988-1993. The topics in these newsletters offer historical perspective and continue to be relevant decades later.

BMC's response to the pandemic

Enhancing Your Representations

July 28-30, 2017

Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NHEnhancing Your Representations

One of the most challenging aspects of the interpreting task is the ability to represent meaning in ways that will allow you to use working memory to understand and render an equivalent target message. Interpreters who have studied the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI) are familiar with this stage of the interpreting process (R).

Participants will become more proficient at creating rich representations that contribute to successful interpretations. Many of the activities are designed for you to practice working from ASL/English. Texts will also be provided.

Focused topics include:

  • 1) creating the mental environment for a better R.
  • 2) when to retain of release form.
  • 3) adjusting R for target message equivalence, and understanding/ controlling factors that hamper representation of meaning.


Registration and online payment options are available at


Foundations II Lakewood, CO February 2019

Another community of interpreters come together to play in the Foundations 'sandbox.'.

Foundations II Holyoke, MA January 2019

Foundations participants take advantage of a photo op at the end of their seminar.

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.

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.

Dinner out after a day of Foundations fun!

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

Foundations I USM January 2018

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

Small group activity engages participants.

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

USM Foundations Seminar

Talking about our learning.

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

Deaf Foundations III

Bringing Foundations of Interpreting Series to Deaf Interpreters

Group Photo Fun

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Foundations VII-VIII Worcester, MA 2018

Congratulations to these interpreters who have completed the Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series!

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.

Click here to contribute.

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. More information on the series as well as a schedule of current seminars being offered: click here.

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