EIP 211  Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                               Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Educational Interpreter Training


Course Number and Title:    EIP 211 Sign-to-Voice Transliterating I


Credit Hours:  1       Hours/Wk Lecture:       Hours/Wk Lab:           Lec/Lab Comb:


Catalog Description:  Introduces skill development techniques for consecutive sign-to-voice transliterating. Incorporates use of visual memory and visual processing skills in reading sign language (e.g., contact signing/Pidgin Signed English). Develops fluency, accuracy and speed through extensive practice with a variety of consecutive sign-to-voice materials. Emphasizes incorporation of appropriate English grammar and vocal intonation. Prerequisite: EIP 181 and EIP 202 or consent of instructor. These courses may not transfer to any other VCCS institutions in ASL or INT programs.    Lecture 1 hour per week.

I.              Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in which course is taught:
This is the fourth required upper level course of the EIP curriculum followed by several required sequential courses.

II.            Required Background:
Intermediate signing skills or above

III.           Course Content:  

A.               Components of Sign-to-Voice Transliterating 

a.    Sign skills

b.    Spoken English skills

c.    Vocal qualities

d.    Register

B.               Chunking (of Signed Information)

a.    Comprehension of message

b.    Signed concepts

c.    Vocabulary choices

d.    Application of concepts taught/practice  

C.               Introduction to Consecutive Spoken English Skills

a.    Appropriate English grammar and structure

b.    Linguistical “detractors”

c.    Consecutive “voicing” of non-signed segments

d.    “Scripting” of spoken English production

e.    Application of concepts taught/practice  

D.               Introduction to Consecutive Sign-to-Voice Transliterating

a.    “Scripting” of spoken English production

b.    Application of concepts taught/practice  


V.           Learner Outcomes


The student will

VI.          Evaluation

A.   identify the components required for effective sign-to-voice transliterating 

B.   identify and describe the five levels of register

C.   demonstrate the ability to “chunk” a signed segment with 70% accuracy

D.   demonstrate the ability to “voice” a non-signed segment consecutively, using

A.   appropriate English grammar and vocal intonation, with 70% accuracy

E.   demonstrate the ability to “voice” a signed segment consecutively, using

B.   appropriate English grammar and vocal intonation, with 70% accuracy 



VII.         This course supports the following  objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding