EIP 231 Syllabus


Division:   Arts and Sciences                                                                                                        Date:   February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:  Educational Interpreter Training


Course Number and Title:    EIP 215 - Advanced Sign to Voice Interpreting I


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


I.              Catalog Description:   Provides instruction on refining and enhancing sign-to-voice skills, specifically simultaneous sign-to-voice transliterating and interpreting. Students will self-identify strengths (in voicing) and areas of weakness as the springboard for individual improvement through group work and feedback. Group work will entail student self-analysis and giving and receiving feedback. Prerequisite: EIP 214 and EIP 203 or consent of instructor. These courses may not transfer to any other VCCS institutions in ASL or INT programs.  Lecture 1 hour per week.

II.            Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in which course is taught:
This is the eighth required upper level course of the EIP curriculum.

III.           Required Background:
EIP 181: Pre-Interpreting I and EIP 202: Linguistics of ASL II or consent of instructor


IV.          Course Content:  


A.     What is Transliteration?

1.    Sign Systems

a.              Signing Exact English (SEE II)

b.              Signed English (SE

c.              Conceptually Accurate Signed English (CASE)

2.     Interpretation versus Transliteration

a.              Similarities

b.              Differences

3.     Incorporation of Appropriate Mouth Movements for Trnasliteration


B.     Components of English in Transliterating

1.    Fingerspelling

2.    Use of Space

3.    Parts of English

4.    Text Analysis of English Structures (written form)


C.     Chunking (of Spoken Information)

1.    Comprehension of message and intent of speaker

2.    Voiced concepts

3.    Vocabulary choices (conceptually accurate)

4.    Register

5.    Application of concepts taught/practice


D.     Introduction to Consecutive Voice-to-Sign/Expressive Transliterating

1.    Conceptually accurate sign choices

2.    Register

3.    Application of concepts taught/practice

V.           Learner Outcomes

The student will

VI.          Evaluation

A.   identify and compare sign systems used in transliteration 

B.   compare interpretation versus transliteration

C.   describe the role of mouth movements in transliteration

D.   identify five components of spoken English and how they can affect the transliterating process

E.   describe passive voice in spoken English and identify techniques for handling in transliteration

F.    demonstrate the ability to “chunk” a spoken segment, using conceptually accurate sign choices, with 70% accuracy  

G.   demonstrate the ability to sign a spoken segment consecutively, using conceptually accurate sign choices, with 70% accuracy  

Written and videotaped assessments


VII.         This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding