Understanding Language Register in English

Definition Examples
This style of communication rarely or never changes and thus is ‘frozen’ in time and content. Wedding vows, Miranda rights, Lord’s Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, historical speeches
Definition Examples
This language is used in formal settings and is one-way in nature. This use of language usually follows a commonly accepted format. It is […]

By | 2017-12-20T19:02:59+00:00 December 20th, 2017|English competency, Activity, Educator, Mentor/Supervisor, 30 mins|Comments Off on Understanding Language Register in English

Learning about Cultural Competency and Formal Register in ASL in “Gallaudet SBG’s Open Letter to Alexander Graham Bell Association”

SBG Open letter to AGBDeveloped by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Cultural Comptency, Register

Time Required for Activity: 15 mins

Objective: 

To learn about cultural competency and formal register use in ASL by watching an ASL text.

In this video, student leaders of the Gallaudet University Student Body Government (SBG) […]

By | 2017-11-01T19:32:22+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Activity, Interpreter, Intermediate, Cultural Competency, 30 mins|Comments Off on Learning about Cultural Competency and Formal Register in ASL in “Gallaudet SBG’s Open Letter to Alexander Graham Bell Association”

Learning about Message Coherence in “What’s The Best Age To Learn A Second Language?”

Best way to learn a second language videoDeveloped by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Message Coherence

Time Required for Activity: 30 mins

Objective:  To improve message coherence when interpreting a fast and challenging English text into American Sign Language.

In this video, Dr. Sapna Parikh discusses the process of […]

By | 2017-11-01T19:16:39+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Activity, Interpreter, Intermediate, 30 mins, Message Coherence|Comments Off on Learning about Message Coherence in “What’s The Best Age To Learn A Second Language?”

Learning about specialized scientific knowledge and doing your own research/prep work in “How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Specialized knowledge and other

Time Required for Activity: 30 mins

Objective: To learn about specialized knowledge (brain chemistry) and how to do prepare for such work ahead of time.

In this video, neuroscientist Dr. Nicole Avena explains how sugar affects the human […]

By | 2017-10-18T23:29:44+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Activity, Interpreter, Intermediate, 30 mins, Semantic Equivalence|Comments Off on Learning about specialized scientific knowledge and doing your own research/prep work in “How sugar affects the brain – Nicole Avena”

Identifying Depiction in Science News in ASL

In this video, Michael Stultz provides an informal science lesson about a natural phenomenon known as ball lightning. You will predict and then identify examples of depiction within the video text.  

Developed by Mark Halley

Competency: Depiction in ASL

Time: 30 minutes

Objective: To identify depiction in an […]

By | 2017-10-18T23:37:18+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Activity, Interpreter, Novice, Depiction, 30 mins|Comments Off on Identifying Depiction in Science News in ASL

ASL to English: Becoming a Citizen – Translation

In this video, Julio shares his experience of immigrating to the United States from Guatemala and going through the process of getting his green card and then becoming a citizen.

Objectives:

  • to identify the main ideas in an ASL text;
  • to create an accurate English translation of an […]
By | 2017-10-18T23:39:20+00:00 March 20th, 2017|ASL to English, Activity, Interpreter, Novice, Intermediate, Resource Library, Depiction, 30 mins, Semantic Equivalence, Translation|Comments Off on ASL to English: Becoming a Citizen – Translation