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BA/BS IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE/ENGLISH INTERPRETING
- I am a high school student taking ASL and interested in becoming an interpreter
- I am a college student and interested in transferring to WOU for the ASL/English interpreting program
- I am a WOU student and ready to apply to the interpreting program
I am a high school student taking ASL and interested in becoming an interpreter
Great! We recommend you look into the profession a bit further by
- exploring www.discoverinterpreting.org
- Interview a working interpreter in your area
- Read interpreter blogs and/or stories
To best prepare for applying to WOU’s ASL/English interpreting program
- Continue pursuing fluency in ASL by taking courses in your school and in your community.
- Interact regularly with the Deaf community.
- Get involved in community service in your local communities, Deaf and hearing.
- Read, read, read – this will increase your fluency in English as well as expand your vocabulary – a great thing for interpreters.
- Become familiar with pre-requisites and the current application process.
I am a college student and interested in transferring to WOU for the ASL/English interpreting program
- Great! Interpreting is a fun career!
- Have you completed the ASL coursework at the college level for the three full years?