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ASL Immersion (Annual Silent Weekend)
Silent Weekend at Western Oregon University
If you are looking for worthwhile workshops, great entertainment, and a chance to sharpen your skills, then this immersion experience is for you! This will be the 9th year of the Silent Weekend. This is a skill development activity over three days, conducted completely in ASL. in 2016, this event brought over 225 participants from Canada and all over the US–even Puerto Rico!
Attendees can choose between professional development workshops centered around interpreters or aspiring interpreters or workshops focused on ASL linguistics and ASL skill improvement. We are partnering with students from the Masters in Interpreting Studies at WOU to present some workshops this year.Some of our 2016 workshop offerings were:
- ASL Slang and Idioms
- Right Words, Wrong Message: Intentional Prosody in ASL/English Interpreting
- Play With the Hands: Classifiers
- Utilizing Gestuno with Foreign Deaf People
- The LGBTQQIAA Rainbow: Terminology & Culture
- Evaluating Interpreting in Supervision Sessions
- NIC Interview Prep
- Representation and MISrepresentation of Medical Concepts in ASL
- Coping with Microagressions in VRS Settings
- The Mentoring Relationship
- Breaking Into Legal Interpreting
Submit to Present a Workshop:
Proposals are welcome now until May 1st. Priority given to those who submit as early as possible. Both ASL-themed and interpreter professional development workshops will be accepted. Link to submit here.
Before April 1st: $100 (Students: $90)
For more information or TO REGISTER, click here.
Here’s a photo slideshow of pictures from 2015.