(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Workshop - Zoom
0.2 Professional Studies
ASLIS is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for a total of 0.2 CEUs at Some Content Knowledge Level.
Have you ever been interpreting and heard the phrase “Mrs Sabrina you be channeling
Have you ever been interpreting and heard the phrase “Mrs Sabrina you be channeling the chucks!!!” or “I can’t believe he threatened to steal on her!!”. We all experience hearing slang working in the educational system, VRS, and freelance assignments. The problem is, what do we do with it? This workshop takes a look at slang that is used by the current younger generation and addresses the issue of what does an interpreter do when they hear these phrases. Working with younger generations means understanding their language and being able to interpret it effectively. This workshop teaches skills that help educate interpreters on current slang, how to interpreter slang, and what to do when they are faced with terms they are unfamiliar with.
• Interpreters will demonstrate knowledge of current slang used by the current school age generation.
• Interpreters will demonstrate skills needed to produce an ASL product that includes an understanding of the material presented in the workshop.
• Interpreters will acquire the skills necessary to improve their own product through education when they are faced with situations where they are unable to understand and interpret slang terminology.
Sabrina Smith, PhD, has been involved in the interpreting field for over 20 years. She is Nationally certified through RID: CI and CT, as well as NIC Master and Ed:K-12. She works as an educational interpreter and has been interpreting in the school system for over 19 years. She also works as a video relay interpreter with Sorenson Communications where she has been employed over 13 years. She enjoys encouraging interpreters of all levels and mentoring people across the United States. She works as a freelance interpreter, and as a performing arts interpreter for theatre’s and concert venues in her area. She has presented various workshops across the country. Feel free to contact her about mentoring, presenting, or just general questions about the field of interpreting at sabrinatempie.wixsite.com/aslterp
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