Training Deaf Learners to Become Interpreters: A Pilot Project

Lai, C 2018, 'Training Deaf Learners to Become Interpreters: A Pilot Project', International Journal of Interpreter Education, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 30-45.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Training Deaf Learners to Become Interpreters: A Pilot Project
Author(s) Lai, C
Year 2018
Journal name International Journal of Interpreter Education
Volume number 10
Issue number 1
Start page 30
End page 45
Total pages 16
Publisher Conference of Interpreter Trainers
Abstract This article reports on a pilot project to train 20 Deaf learners in an attempt to equip them with the skills and knowledge required for interpreting assignments, including how to manage visual communication in various service settings and apply ethical standards to their interpreting practice. This is the first time such training has been delivered in a tertiary environment in Victoria, Australia. The project chose three non-language-specific units of competency from the national qualification of Diploma of Interpreting under the Public Sector Training Package. In addition to outlining the curriculum design and student learning outcomes, this article presents insight and qualitative feedback collected from semistructured interviews with the educators engaged for the project. Recommendations made at the conclusion of this project serve as a stepping-stone to delivery of a full Diploma of Interpreting for Deaf learners in the near future.
Subject Translation and Interpretation Studies
Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keyword(s) Deaf Interpreting
Deaf interpreter training
diploma of interpreting
Auslan interpreting
skill set
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