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{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
10th Jun '12
Quoting TacoBelly♥:" Not looking for a degree, just to be an interpreter. The local community college offers it here. "


They offer what? a degree in interpreting or just ASL classes? Just a heads up, from what I understand, most states and I believe the national test are going to start requiring people to have a degree in interpreting if they want to take the test (if the state doesn't require it already as many do).

♥TacoBelly 1 child; Exeter, Rhode Island 599 posts
10th Jun '12
Quoting TamaraL:" They offer what? a degree in interpreting or just ASL classes? Just a heads up, from what I understand, ... [snip!] ... people to have a degree in interpreting if they want to take the test (if the state doesn't require it already as many do). "


Is that how it is in Mass?! Im in RI

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
10th Jun '12
Quoting TacoBelly♥:" Is that how it is in Mass?! Im in RI"


Not just MA, many states. If they aren't requiring it now, they will be soon. Even codas, children of deaf adults, are required to get degrees despite interpreting their entire lives and growing up bilingual.



I can't find it, but I swear I read it online from places like Gallaudet that it needed to be in interpreting. But RID Registry for Interpreters for the Deaf says any hearing person is required to have at least a BA degree in order to take the test.

kuh 1 child; p***s, in, Chad 21342 posts
10th Jun '12

good luck to anyone entering an ITP.



it's a lot harder than you think. :oops: I was in the program for two years and ended up switching my major because it wasn't working for me, and i wanted to go down a different career path.



if you want to be an interpreter, and don't know sign language fluently already, i highly suggest going to a college that has an ITP. (Interpreter Training Program)



I learned A TON, it's not just learning sign language, there is a LOT more involved.



just a heads up. :wink:

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
10th Jun '12
Quoting kuhlaynuh.:" good luck to anyone entering an ITP. it's a lot harder than you think. :oops: I was in the program for ... [snip!] ... Program) I learned A TON, it's not just learning sign language, there is a LOT more involved. just a heads up. :wink:"


This. There's Deaf culture, Deaf history, Linguistics, Interpreting ethics, various types of interpreting classes all focused on a different aspect of interpreting, as well as higher level English classes, etc. It's a bit daunting when you get the list! Also most programs require you to be involved with the community which includes both volunteering as well as going to Deaf events with an assignment to look for certain things or chat with the people there about certain things. It's very very time consuming. Towards the end they might also require an internship while you are taking classes.

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
10th Jun '12
Quoting kuhlaynuh.:" good luck to anyone entering an ITP. it's a lot harder than you think. :oops: I was in the program for ... [snip!] ... Program) I learned A TON, it's not just learning sign language, there is a LOT more involved. just a heads up. :wink:"


You live in Mich? Where did you go? MSU? DH graduated from MSU which is why I ask :D

kuh 1 child; p***s, in, Chad 21342 posts
10th Jun '12
Quoting TamaraL:" You live in Mich? Where did you go? MSU? DH graduated from MSU which is why I ask :D"



nope, Baker College :)

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
19th Jul '12

Just wanted to share this very very well done video!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUt4W8sE8Ns&feature=plcp

{tamz} Due September 2; 1 child; Maryland 2536 posts
17th Sep '12

Have any of you ladies noticed your LO's refusing to make eye contact at some point while trying to sign with them?
DD used to be soo great at eye contact but has since been slacking off and will look at you if you are talking, but turns away when you start signing. I'm not sure if she feels overwhelmed by it or what. thanks

Halley Nicole 3 kids; Waco, Texas 4932 posts
12th Feb '13

hello yall i just ordered sign time for my dd cant wait to start!!