Language training

Recorded training

Strategies for talking about English in BSL – Ideas for interpreters and CSWs supporting students in an English language class – subtitled

Cost from £25

Subtitled

Supporting sign language users in an English language class presents unique challenges. Until recently, there has been a lack of collated signs for terms that are likely to crop up in an English language class such as tenses, idioms, adjectives and phrasal verbs.

In this webinar Russell Aldersson shares important research undertaken with teachers of English to sign language users (and some interpreters & CSWs), examining the role of British Sign Language in the teaching of English to Deaf adult learners. You will also benefit from your colleagues’ suggestions made during the webinar’s practical exercises. 

View this training

Recorded training

Strategies for talking about English in BSL – Ideas for interpreters and CSWs supporting students in an English language class

Cost from £25

Supporting sign language users in an English language class presents unique challenges. Until recently, there has been a lack of collated signs for terms that are likely to crop up in an English language class such as tenses, idioms, adjectives and phrasal verbs.

In this webinar Russell Aldersson shares important research undertaken with teachers of English to sign language users (and some interpreters & CSWs), examining the role of British Sign Language in the teaching of English to Deaf adult learners. You will also benefit from your colleagues’ suggestions made during the webinar’s practical exercises. 

View this training

Recorded training

Voicing strategies for the interpreter’s toolbox: What we can learn from International Sign interpreting

Cost from £25

Looking to improve your voiceover or just curious to know more about international sign? In this webinar you’ll learn how International Sign can assist your day-to-day voice over (sign language to English/spoken language) skills.

Brett shares several strategies utilised by interpreters as they took a highly visual piece of communication in International Sign, and interpreted the message into spoken English. This research is applicable and will be of interest to interpreters of national sign languages, such as BSL/English interpreters, and ASL/English interpreters because all of the strategies identified are techniques that many sign language interpreters do or could use in their everyday work.

View this training

Recorded training

How do deaf children develop sign language?

Cost from £30

How do deaf children learn sign language? What are the milestones in sign language acquisition? Kate Rowley from University College London will elaborate on this during her webinar, also explaining the impact of late access to language on deaf children, with parallels to cases of delayed language in hearing children.

This presentation will be delivered in British Sign Language and interpreted into English. 

 

Structured CPD Points: 2

View this training

Recorded training

English for Interpreters – Expand your vocabulary, expand your horizons

Cost from £25

Lost for words from time-to-time? Find yourself repeating the same words/phrases in your interpretation whilst racking your brains for a synonym? Perhaps you’re looking for resources and tips on how to improve your English for next year’s professional development plan? This webinar will tick all your boxes, with a plethora of your colleague’s favourite idioms to boot!

During this webinar Helen will guide you through ways to actively increase your vocabulary, and get down to the nitty gritty of the English language and its grammar including identifying our passive and active vocabulary and exploring ways to extend our lexicon. Giving further attention to our English language skills is sure to improve our abilities in both voiceover and sight translation.This webinar is suitable for both American-English and British-English learners as well as spoken language interpreters seeking to improve their English.

Structured CPD Points: 2

View this training

Recorded training

Telling the Story – developing advanced skills in BSL to English interpreting

Cost from £25

Clare’s first webinar, Voiceover – finding the story behind the signs, was met with rave reviews such as:

“Clare was a great presenter!” and

“Can honestly say I have no negative points to provide..all questions were answered”

So we’re really glad she’s come back to develop the subject further.

In this advanced webinar, Clare will briefly revisit the terms and language from her first webinar then build on this to introduce further tools which learners can apply to their BSL-English interpretation. This webinar is suitable for both qualified and interpreters and will assist you to build on the skills you already have.

View this training

Recorded training

Voiceover – finding the story behind the signs

Cost from £25

Is there room for improvement in your voiceover? Is confidence an issue?

This webinar seeks to give working interpreters (both trainees and qualified) confidence and practical techniques for translating into spoken English. Clare uses tools which are not currently taught in interpreter training and we know you’ll find her approach a refreshing one. You’ll also have a chance to try out the suggested techniques.

View this training

Recorded training

Interpreting For People With Minimal Language Skills/Idiosyncratic Communication ​

Cost from £25

Some people, most often due to a learning difficulty, mental health issues or children, have limited or unusual use of language.  .  It is here that the interpreter needs to employ all of their tools and break with convention in order to assist communication. This webinar seeks to remind you of the tools you currently have but may not be using. Jackie also shares her thoughts on ways of working and you will explore issues that could arise and how to resolve them through clear team working with other professionals.

Structured CPD Points: 2

View this training