Extralinguistic Knowledge for Deaf Interpreters

What Next?

Naomi Sheneman explains the concept of extralinguistic knowledge (ELK) and how Deaf interpreters need to take that into account in their interpreting work as well recognize the unique ELK that they bring to situations based on their experiences as Deaf people.


Beldon, J., Forestal, E., Garcia, L., Peterson, D. (2009, August). NCIEC deaf interpreting initiative.  Paper presented at RID Deaf Caucus, […]

2022-12-22T15:02:11-06:00July 16th, 2022|

A CDI’s perpsective on the Open Process model

Arkady Belozovsky, CDI, shares a perspective on the way that an open process teaming model has the potential to benefit everyone involved in an interpreted situation.

What Next?

Naomi Sheneman explains how interpreters, especially Deaf interpreters, can put the ideas about the open process into practice.

2022-12-22T14:59:29-06:00July 16th, 2022|

A Conversation on Role-Space and Translation

Naomi Sheneman facilitates a conversation on the role-space model with Robert G. Lee and Eileen Forestal and its relevance for Deaf interpreters and translators.

2022-12-22T15:28:39-06:00July 16th, 2022|

GTC Supervisor Institute

ASL Version of Description

The Graduation to Certification Supervisor Institute was designed for supervisors working with novice interpreters in the GTC program. Using evidence-based learning principles from Make It Stick: The science of successful learning, the institute contains 11 modules focused on the following topics:  understanding the science of successful learning, Demand-Control Schema, Role-Space, Mentoring […]

2022-01-24T13:23:08-06:00January 3rd, 2022|

CDI Exam Preparation Modules

Description in ASL

The course focus is the CASLI Performance Exam for Deaf Interpreters and the Gap Test that will be required for those having completed the CDI Knowledge Exam before 2021. This course provides test preparation content in manageable and distinct sections, a total of seven modules. The overall goal of this training is to help you understand […]

2022-01-21T10:51:12-06:00December 21st, 2021|

Immersion Events for Novice Interpreters

ASL Version of Description

Immersive learning experiences for novice interpreters provide opportunities for authentic, deliberate, and reflective practice. This resource from the Graduation to Certification (GTC) project from the CATIE Center at St. Catherine University is divided in two parts.  The first section focuses on information for people planning an immersion. It gives some of the evidence behind why […]

2022-01-19T14:09:13-06:00December 16th, 2021|

Deaf Perspectives on Translation

ASL Version of Description

These resources are designed to be used for an online course or workshop focused on Deaf interpreters developing translation skills.  Resources include an explanation of different approaches to translation, a specific process with opportunities to practice the process with English written texts that have existing ASL translations. This allows participants to compare their own translation […]

2022-12-22T14:56:30-06:00December 15th, 2021|

Effective Learning and Practice

ASL Version of Description

These online modules contain videos and activities to support novice interpreters in understanding effective strategies for learning and practice.  The course introduces the concept of deliberate practice and how important it is for interpreters. Information and activities about deliberate practice is mixed in with information from Peter Brown, author of Make it Stick: […]

2022-01-31T13:38:08-06:00December 15th, 2021|

Translation Strategies: ASL to English

ASL Version of Description

Translation is a skill that is important for both developing competency in interpreting as well as a skill that is needed in ongoing practice. This module provides support to novice interpreters in considering approaches to translating texts from ASL video to written English.  The resource includes both explanations of processes and the theories behind different […]

2022-01-31T13:45:25-06:00December 14th, 2021|