Breaking English Form - Finding Meaning Behind the Words, What is another word for that?

  • 13 Jul 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • DVR 2051 West Northern Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021 (Livestreaming will be available)


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This workshop will be hands-on for participants, having sample work from classrooms, as well as freelance situations. We will discuss word-analysis and how using synonym skill-building we can increase our vocabulary. Participants will work independently and with one another to extrapolate meaning, beginning with simple sentences to working on paragraphs, to begin to sign more conceptually correct. Often in the classroom (as well as freelancing) we work with little or no support; this workshop is designed for educational interpreters working in K-12, as well as all community interpreters needing a refresher. Sample work from a variety of settings will be used to challenge all participants. All levels welcome.

Kirsten is a legally licensed interpreter (AZ); holding both RID CI/ CT and EIPA 4.5. She has worked as a professional interpreter since 1988 both in Washington State, as well as Arizona. While she has loved working as a freelance interpreter for local agencies and video relay service, her favorite and most rewarding work has been as a teacher and mentor to interpreters just entering the field. Kirsten believes supporting her up-and- coming peers, as well as her seasoned colleagues, is the best way to build community. She has enjoyed creating and presenting in-services and workshops state-wide for the past 15 years, inspiring and encouraging interpreters of all skill levels. Kirsten resides in Phoenix with her husband of 28 years, and their four daughters. And a few dogs, ancats


Arizona Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

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