EIP 215 Syllabus

Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                               Date:  February 2014

Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Educational Interpreter Training program

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

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


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.


II.    Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: Provides a continuing foundation for interpreting skills.


III.   Required background:  Prerequisite ENF 2


IV.  Course Content:

A.   Sign-to-Voice Transliterating versus Sign-to-Voice Interpreting

a.    Source language differences

b.    Target language needs

B.   Giving and receiving feedback

a.    Self-analysis of skills

b.    Process of “constructive” feedback

C.   Review of ASL syntax/structure and ASL linguistic features

D.   Sign-to-Voice Interpreting Skills

a.    Scripting of spoken English product

b.    Application of concepts taught/practice

c.    Giving and receiving feedback 

V.  Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of the course the students


VI.  Evaluation


Assessments and final exam

A.   Differentiate between sign-to-voice interpreting and transliterating

B.   Describe and apply the “constructive” feedback process

C.   Identify two strengths in their voiced interpretation of a signed (ASL) segment

D.   Identify two weaknesses/ “areas to improve” in their voiced interpretation of a signed (ASL) segment

E.   Analyze their voiced interpretations to determine the accuracy of their product (target of 70% accuracy)

VII.    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:

Cultural and Social Understanding
Critical Thinking