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Evolving Paradigms in Interpreting Learning and Teaching 

Role-Space Theory-What Does It Mean and How Do We Apply It? 

Looking for advanced learning? Challenging topics? Don’t just sit there! Join us for a series of 2 exciting interactive webinars as we explore the concepts and applications of Role-Space Theory! This pioneering state-of-the-art theory with wide-spread application for interpreting and interpreter preparation—but what does it mean, and how do we infuse it into our work?
Take advantage of these opportunities for advanced level professional development experience as we explore the ramifications and applications of role-space in interpreting, interpreter education and mentoring!

Webinar 1: Role-space: You’ve Heard the Term But What Does It Mean? 

Facilitator: Christine Monikowski, Ph.D.
Dates: February 12 – March 16, 2018 (5 weeks) 

Understand the concept of Role-Space and apply it to our work in the educational setting. Although this online community specifically targets educational interpreting settings, this information can be applied to interpreters working in a variety of settings. For experienced interpreters, this info will probably not strike us as new but the terminology and the research validates choices we make on a daily basis.

  • Specific Pre-requisite skills/knowledge: Experience interpreting in an educational setting (K-12 or post-secondary).
  • Languages: This online Learning Community is accessible via spoken English with captions.


Webinar 2: Infusing Role-Space Theory in Teaching Interpreting: Strategies, Activities, Applications! 

Facilitator: Robert G. Lee (co-author of Redefining the Role of the Community Interpreter)
Dates: April 5-15, 2018 (2 weeks) 

Explore how we can infuse role-space theory into our teaching and mentoring. You will have the opportunity to refresh your understanding of Role-Space Theory, participate in online group discussions about why, how, and when we might incorporate Role-Space Theory into teaching and mentoring, prepare and/or share lessons or activities that you have used, or hope to use, to incorporate Role-Space Theory into your own classes.

  • Specific Pre-requisite skills/knowledge: Basic familiarity with Role-Space Theory (e.g. Webinar 1 or other studies) and some experience/interest in teaching and/or mentoring. 
  • Languages: This online Learning Community is accessible via ASL and written English. 

  • Times: At your own convenience during the dates, but there are specific times/dates for assignments.
  • Location: In your favorite chair, home or office…in your pajamas?
  • Target Audience: Interpreters, Educators, Mentors (experience level – intermediate thru advanced)
  • Required Text: Redefining the Role of the Community Interpreter: The Concept of Role-space (Llewellyn-Jones & Lee, 2014)

NOTE: Because so many people already have this text, the fee does not include purchase of original book. If you do not already have it, it can be purchased at: http://www.tinyurl.com/rolespaceus
Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. 
Cost: Each Webinar is offered at the special introductory cost of $145.00 (Cost of required text is NOT included)

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