Understanding Cultural Dimensions

a Yellow cylinder, blue cube and red pyramid sit on top a piece of white graph paper Developed by Paula MacDonald

Aim

Interpreters work with a variety of cultures.  It is imperative that they be familiar with cultural dimensions and how they will impact cross-cultural communication. This activity will use Geert Hofstede’s cultural dimensions to orient participants to the effects culture […]

2019-02-26T16:27:38-06:00February 26th, 2019|

Assessing a Trilingual VRS Call

Split screen - Female interpreter on left with blue background; Male interpreter on right with wood paneled backgroundDeveloped by Arlene Narvaez

Competencies Addressed:  Cultural competency, Assessing consumer language,  Specialized knowledge;

Time Required for Activity: 30 mins

Objective: 

  • Identify 2 general steps required in the immigration application and interview process.
  • Identify mode of communication used in Latinx culture
  • Identify code […]
2019-02-02T12:45:49-06:00October 30th, 2018|

Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Settings: VRS Call

Split screen - Female interpreter on left with blue background; Male interpreter on right with wood paneled backgroundScenario Synopsis

This interactive video captures a VRS call between two friends interpreted by a trilingual interpreter.

Credits for this Video

This video was originally created by the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers as part of the Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Setting series. For […]

2019-02-02T12:45:58-06:00October 26th, 2018|

Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Settings: Social Services Session

Two video screens show four people sitting in interpreted discussionScenario Synopsis

This interactive video captures a meeting between a social worker and her client (with her client’s sister) interpreted by a trilingual interpreter.

Credits for this Video

This video was originally created by the National Consortium of Interpreter Education Centers as part of the Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Setting series. For more […]

2019-02-02T12:47:51-06:00October 6th, 2018|

Using Prediction Skills in Testimony re: VRI in Medical Settings

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  Cultural competency , prediction Skills, Comprehension: ASL discourse

Time Required for Activity: 10 mins

Objective: 

To use background knowledge and cultural competency to predict content in an ASL text.

In this video, Ronald Hartman provides testimony to a government official about his experience using Video Relay Interpreting (VRI) in a medical setting.

Prediction

You will watch a […]

2019-02-02T13:16:04-06:00July 12th, 2018|

Learning about ASL Semantics “Sexist Sign?”

Developed by Mark Halley

Competencies Addressed:  ASL semantics

Time Required for Activity: 10 mins

Objective: 

To learn about ASL semantics of a particular ASL sign and consider how to interpret discussion of this sign into English.

In this short video, Jay Krieger asks whether a particular ASL sign is sexist. Specifically, he questions whether it is a sign that is or should be used […]

2019-02-02T14:56:41-06:00April 20th, 2018|