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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.
Our programs provide a unique opportunity for interpretation majors to live, study, and interact with deaf people from the United States and worldwide. The BAI program consists of a comprehensive,...
The M.A. in Interpretation: Combined Interpreting Practice and Research prepares and educates individuals to work as professional interpreters. The program provides an interdisciplinary approach to interpretation instruction as it provides...
The M.A. in Interpretation: Interpreting Research educates individuals who have demonstrated competence in interpreting and are seeking an advanced degree. The program provides an interdisciplinary approach to interpretation instruction, with...
The Ph.D. in Translation and Interpreting Studies is available for experienced interpreters who meet the University's Graduate School and Department of Interpretation and Translation admission requirements. The program prepares future...
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.
Assistant Professor/MAI Program Coordinator
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Conduct and behavioral expectation from students enrolled at Gallaudet University
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Poster presentation guidelines and information on symposium poster session
Our Research Chats contains short videos of students and faculty members sharing their thinking and action in research that will help answer all your interpretations and translations-related questions.
Presentations from the 2010 video interpreting symposium.
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