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Our Interpretation and Translation programs prepare hearing, deaf, and hard of hearing students to work as interpreters in various settings including medical, educational, business, mental health, and legal interactions. Our programs provide an interdisciplinary approach to interpretation, accompanied by a state-of-the-art interpreting laboratory and extensive fieldwork. Graduates build a firm foundation of fluency in ASL and English, interpreting ethics and best practices, deaf culture, and communication skills.
The BA program focuses on face-to-face, interactive, community interpreting, and thus a dialogic approach to interpreting. Students apply for admission to the BA in Interpretation major as freshmen or after...
The concentration in Combined Interpreting Practice and Research is designed to prepare and educate Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing persons in working as interpreters in Deaf and hearing communities....
The concentration in Interpreting Research is designed to educate Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing persons who have demonstrated competence in interpreting and who wish to further their education and...
The Department of Interpretation and Translation offers a Ph.D. in Translation and Interpreting Studies with a focus on American Sign Language-English Interpretation. This program is available for experienced interpreters who...
Our Interpretation programs create and share research about sign language to advance the fields of interpreting and translation. In addition, students and faculty are engaged in several interrelated research and program initiatives related to research through DOI faculty research, BAI Student Research, MAI Student Research, and Ph.D. Student Research.
Students in our Interpretation programs are encouraged to take advantage of the CAITR—an initiative within the Interpretation and Translation programs whose role is to cultivate resources, gather information, and encourage collaborations that advance research on sign language interpreting and translation. Opportunities within the CAITR include:
The Interpretation program welcomes visiting scholars, students, and guests for short- or long-term stays to enhance the program’s culture through their ideas and expertise.
Visitors can participate in activities, such as:
Students have completed internships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies and nonprofit organizations in the nation's capital. In addition, our undergrad program places interns throughout the United States and the world, connecting professors and students through videoconferencing.
Students are expected to complete all coursework in keeping with Gallaudet University's policy on academic integrity. Academic dishonesty is a very serious offense. It will be treated accordingly and will not be tolerated. If a student is involved in unethical practices in connection with coursework...
Center for the Advancement of Interpretation and Translation Research (CAITR) and Interpretation Programs welcome visiting scholars, students, and guests for short- and long-term visits. To make your visit both productive and comfortable, we may be able to provide you with support, such as office space,...
A poster presentation is a graphic representation that illustrates a study by using text, graphs, photos, tables, and figures in a poster format. Presenters hold discussions about their study with participants who circulate through the poster session. Many poster presenters find it helpful to provide...
Do you have any burning questions about interpreting and translation? The students and faculty in the Gallaudet Department of Interpretation and Translation have lots of them! Research Chats is a video series offering snapshots of some of our burning questions and how we are attempting...
National Symposium on Interpreting via Video: The State of the Practice and Implications May 23 -25, 2010 Gallaudet Regional Interpreter Education Center Presentation Power Points (The Power Points are in pdf format. Thus you will need to have a program that can read this format...
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