Infusing Innovative Practices via iPad Usage in the Classroom

Amanda R. Smith, Associate Professor ASL/English Interpreting & Interpreting Studies Western Oregon University Technology continues to sprint forward. In previous generations of interpreter education the use of technology (videos) was merely for ease of grading and simulating real work. Students today can take advantage of technology to develop their ability to interpret, but will need […]

Book Review: Legacies and Legends: History of Interpreter Education from 1800 to the 21st Century by Carolyn Ball.

  Review by Carol Patrie Effective Interpreting, Inc. and Anna Witter-Merrithew Director, MARIE Center at University of Northern Colorado Legacies and Legends: History of Interpreter Education from 1800 to the 21st Century, Carolyn Ball. Edmonton, Alberta: Interpreting Consolidated, 2013. 232 pp. ISBN 978-0-9697792-8-5 (pbk) $34.95 Legacies and Legends: History of Interpreter Education from […]

2014 Conference Information

The Conference of Interpreter Trainers 2014 Biennial Conference Our Roots: The Essence of Our Future Reserve the date! DATE CHANGE: October 29-November 1, 2014 The Conference will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Portland from October 29-November 1, 2014. The address is: 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232. To learn more about our conference […]

News from NTFDBI

News from the Greetings, RID is soon to be embarking on test development, including a Job Task Analysis, for a revised generalist exam. The NTFDBI, along with the RID Deaf-Blind Member Section (DBMS), is soliciting your input. Should DeafBlind interpreting be included on the new exam? If so, what information is relevant for inclusion? Should […]

News from the NCIEC

NCIEC Alerts With only two years remaining in our five-year federal grants, the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers (NCIEC) is eager to spread the word about ongoing and upcoming learning opportunities and resources for interpreting educators, mentors, and program administrators. We hope you will participate! Have You Taken the Interpreting Education Program Needs Assessment […]

New Vision and Mission Statement in ASL

Much thanks to Nigel Howard and the Philosophy Committee for creating ASL versions of the newly adopted Vision and Mission statements. Click on the links to view both the ASL and English versions. Vision Statement Mission statement    

Situated learning applied to health interpreter education in New Zealand

Dr Ineke Crezee, Auckland University of Technology Dr Lynn Grant, Auckland University of Technology Dr Linda Hand, University of Auckland Bringing ‘practice’ into the classroom can be a problem for health interpreter educators around the world. At Auckland University of Technology, Dr Ineke Crezee and Dr Lynn Grant are currently using audiovisual clips taken from […]

The ASL Honor Society: It’s For Interpreting Students, Too!

by Patricia McCarthy, New York Since its inception in 2006, the ASL Honor Society has welcomed interpreting education students to participate in our programs. A common sentiment expressed by some interpreter trainers at the most recent ASLTA conference was, “How would interpreting students benefit from the ASL Honor Society?” First, we offer a means of […]

Advice for Digital Immigrants: On the Future of Publishing

by Doug Bowen-Bailey English Version Please note that this is not a direct translation of the ASL version.  Both were done with the same idea in mind.  The ASL version was produced first and then I wrote the English version.  – What does it mean to be a publisher of resources for interpreters in […]

Announcements of Interest to CIT Members

WOU Program Wins Award From a WOU News Release Western Oregon University’s Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies (MAIS) has won the 2013 University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) West Region Outstanding Credit Program Award, which recognizes outstanding professional and continuing education programs allowing students to earn academic credit. The award will be presented […]