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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September 25 - October 29

Registration for this course is closed, please check back soon for the next offering

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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We offer a variety of interpreter courses throughout he year. View all courses offered by clicking here.