Interpreter Courses

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Southern Illinois University Disability Support Services seeks to offer Online Continuing Education Coursework for Sign Language Interpreters. The 5-week training is available online with a flexible schedule to accommodate your needs. Through the use of DVDs, articles, video clips we will use Discussion Boards to analyze the work of interpreting with our peers across the country and even from other countries. 

These courses for Sign Language Interpreters seek to foster an environment of mutual respect that is free of bias and discrimination. 

Coursework is accessed through SIU Online and work at your own pace to complete assignments as required.  You will recieve an email confirmation when you register and a second email, just prior to the start of the course, providing your username and password to acccess the online course.

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2024 Interpreter Courses

All courses are limited to 25 per course.  If you register for a upcoming course and are placed on a waitlist, we will contact you if a seat opens and you are next on the list. if you need to cancel a course, a refund, less $15 processing fee will be processed if it is two-weeks prior to the start date of the course.  

All enrolled registrants will be contacted by email, about 1 week prior to the start of the course with details on how to log in, their unique password and link to access the online course. 

 

January 29 - March 3
EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETING AND ETHICS
We will review information on language models, ‘motherese,’ prosody, interpreters as related service providers, IEP development, Code of Professional Conduct, social development and language deprivation. Using discussion boards we will also discuss significant developmental milestones in different age groups and how that affects interpreting. There will be an ethical issue presented and discussed each week through an online discussion board. 
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March 25 - April 28
IDIOMS, SLANG, ETHICS, ETC.
We will review information on language models, ‘motherese,’ prosody, interpreters as related service providers, IEP development, Code of Professional Conduct, social development and language deprivation. Using discussion boards we will also discuss significant developmental milestones in different age groups and how that affects interpreting. There will be an ethical issue presented and discussed each week through an online discussion board.
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May 6 - June 9
MEDICAL ETHICS AND TERMINOLOGY
In this course participants will analyze the meaning of terms unique to the medical field by studying root words, prefixes and suffixes, review body structures and the vocabulary of Pharmacology and participate in online discussions of ethical concerns in medical interpreting.
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June 17 - July 21
TEAM INTERPRETING AND ETHICS
We will explore why we need teams and what makes a good/bad team. You will have the opportunity to assess your own interpreting style and how you fit into a team, how you handle the support role, the active role, switching and more. Interpreting in the digital worlds has changed how and when we work with a team from embarrassing moments at home to protecting the privacy of our clients. We will also discuss our role in the CDI/Hearing interpreter team, pre-interpreting meetings and how to evaluate the experience afterward. This workshop is filled with questions to help you explore your role in the interpreting team.
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August 5 - September 8
EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETING AND ETHICS
We will review information on language models, ‘motherese,’ prosody, interpreters as related service providers, IEP development, Code of Professional Conduct, social development and language deprivation. Using discussion boards we will also discuss significant developmental milestones in different age groups and how that affects interpreting. There will be an ethical issue presented and discussed each week through an online discussion board. 
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September 23 - October 27
MEDICAL ETHICS AND TERMINOLOGY
In this course participants will analyze the meaning of terms unique to the medical field by studying root words, prefixes and suffixes, review body structures and the vocabulary of Pharmacology and participate in online discussions of ethical concerns in medical interpreting.
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November 4 - December 8
TEAM INTERPRETING AND ETHICS
In this course participants will analyze the meaning of terms unique to the medical field by studying root words, prefixes and suffixes, review body structures and the vocabulary of Pharmacology and participate in online discussions of ethical concerns in medical interpreting.
Register Online