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ASL Immersion (Annual Silent Weekend)

The Western Region Interpreter Education Center and Western Oregon University are co-hosting the fifth annual Silent Weekend immersion experience at Western Oregon University, July 25-27


Save the Date for the 2013 Silent Weekend: July 25-27.

Silent weekend is conducted completely in American Sign Language (ASL). The event is for Deaf and hearing students, interpreters, interpreter educators, and ASL instructors. It is held at Western Oregon University during the summer.


Attendees can choose between workshops centered around professional development for interpreters or aspiring interpreters or workshops focused on ASL linguistics and ASL skill improvement.


There are opportunities to earn up to 1.75 CEUs during this weekend. If you are looking for some worthwhile workshops, some great entertainment, and a chance to sharpen your skills then Silent Weekend is for you!


Registration Form available May 1st

Workshop Abstracts available mid-May

Schedule Layout available June 1st

Transportation Options Info: Word


For more information regarding Silent Weekend, contact CM Hall at hallcm@wou.edu.



In July 2013, Western Oregon University hosted the fifth annual immersion weekend for sign language students, interpreter practitioners and interpreter educators. Participation spiked this year, with over 125 in attendance from 11 states, including, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Texas, Maryland, Nevada, Mississippi, and Washington DC. There were 19 professional development and skill-building workshops offered with Deaf and hearing presenters alike. There were also social and silent meals, ice-breakers and activities.


Silent Weekend ParticipantsA view from the workshop

Weekend is conducted in ASL.  Proficiency level preferred: ASL 6 (2 years proficiency) and above.





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