Month-Long Plan on Fingerspelled Word Recognition, Classifiers and Composure

ASL Version of Description

This resource is a series of activities designed to demonstrate how a novice interpreter can create an individual development plan with the principle of mixed practice, a strategy shown by cognitive science research to be a strategy for successful learning.  These activities focus on three skills that are common growth areas for novice interpreters:

2022-01-19T14:25:08-06:00December 14th, 2021|

How the Pupil Works

In this video, Angela explains how the pupil works. This video is an opportunity to practice two skills:

  1. Practice 3 specific features of ASL (ASL grammar, non-manual markers, and classifiers)
  2. Practice how to identify features using Marty Taylor’s book, Interpretation Skills; English to American Sign Language  (find the link to where to buy the book here)

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2022-01-19T19:45:54-06:00November 30th, 2019|

Free Body Language Course on the Digestive System

Screen shot of home page for module - with images of healthcare lattice, stomach, colon, and digestive systemBody language is a critical skill when it comes to communicating in almost any language.  For novice interpreters, the CATIE Center is excited to offer a GTC Journey Track version of a course designed for you to take your skills to the […]

2022-01-21T11:24:52-06:00October 25th, 2019|

Practicing the Gish approach

Jerrin George explains how to do an activity practicing the Gish approach to information as his explanation of the Gish Model. If you have not seen that video, please click here.

The steps to the video are listed below in the toggles.

Jerrin George, a brown man with black short hair, beard, and a moustache, sits in front of a dark purple wall, wearing […]

2022-12-22T14:55:17-06:00June 26th, 2019|

Telling the Same Passage in Different Ways

Practice your ability to convey the same information in different ways.

Jenny Smith, a tall white woman with long red hair wearing a black long sleeve shirt, stands in front of a grey background.  The CATIE Center logo is in the right lower hand corner of the video.

2022-01-23T16:34:28-06:00June 17th, 2019|

Moving On: A course for educators on GTC resources

CATIE Center Logo with the words St. Catherine University | CATIE Center | Graduation to CertificationMoving On:  Shareable Resources from the Graduation to Certification Program

  • Dates: June 18 – 25
  • Location: Online – Canvas Learning Management System
  • Cost: Free
  • Target Audience:  people involved in interpreter education, including teaching in an ASL and interpreting program, coaching, mentoring, and providing community workshops.
  • Facilitators: […]
2019-06-09T13:37:05-06:00June 4th, 2019|

Practicing Constructed Action through Construction Tips

View looks up through steel girders of a building under construction to blue sky

Practice your use of constructed action and classifiers in this activity. Lurendran explains some tips for lifting heavy objects he learned while working construction.

You will start with a written summary of his text, create an ASL version of that, then view his original text and incorporate his descriptions […]

2022-01-23T17:01:45-06:00March 26th, 2019|

Fingerspelling Practice: Mac or PC?

A PC laptop sits on a white counter next to an iPad with headphones plugged into a phone

Practice your fingerspelled word recognition with this text comparing Macs and PCs for your computing needs.

This activity is designed in 3 parts.

Part 1:

Steps 1-2: 15 minutes

Part 2:

Steps 3-5: 30 minutes

Part 3:

Steps 6-7: 25 minutes

Working on the parts […]

2022-01-23T17:05:26-06:00March 26th, 2019|

Fingerspelled Word Recognition: Know Your Bike Parts

This clip runs from 0:00 to 0:22. Watch the entire clip and then create an interpretation.
If you wish to re-watch it, you need to re-fresh the page or manually move it back to the beginning of the clip.

Once you are done with this clip, close the window and click the next number.
This clip runs from 0:22 to […]

2022-01-23T17:11:12-06:00March 25th, 2019|

Mac or PC?/¿Mac o PC?

Samond compares and contrasts the benefits of choosing a Mac or Windows-based PC for your computing needs.

Translations/summaries are available below in both Spanish and English. These are designed as resources for working with the text in ASL. They are not intended to represent a definitive way to translate the text.

Visual Description

An Asian-American man wearing glasses and a black polo short-sleeve shirt is shown […]

2022-01-23T19:40:10-06:00March 19th, 2019|
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