Keynote: Back to Basics

Presented By: Chanté J. Wilson
Date/Time: April 11th 6-8pm MT
RID CEUs: 0.2 PS
Presentation Language: ASL

Workshop Description:

When you start out interpreting, the basics are very important. As you gain experience, sometimes the basics get pushed back to the last file in the bottom drawer of your mental filing cabinet. This doesn’t mean you don’t use them. It merely implies that those things have begun running on auto-pilot. This is a good thing since having some things on auto-pilot helps to free up brain power for other tasks that are also necessary to a great interpretation. However, revisiting the basics from the lens of experience can give us valuable insights and enable us to strengthen our interpreting even more. In this workshop, we will dig out the “interpreting basics” file from our mental filing cabinet and refresh ourselves on various principles and processes that can help us become even better interpreters. 

Workshop Objectives:

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Cokley Model and it's relevance to interpreting.
  • Identify the main components of Dean and Pollard's Demand and Control Schema.
  • Analyze a recording of their interpreting to identify what is working and potential areas of improvement.
  • Engage in deliberate practice to systematically improve their interpreting product.

Presenter Bio:


Chanté J. Wilson has been interpreting professionally since 2003. She has been fortunate to interpret many sectors including government, medical, performing arts, and legal though her favorite is higher education. She has also taught classes as an adjunct instructor in her local interpreting program for many years. Chanté holds a B.A. in Linguistics and an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. She is the founder of Zaboosh ASL Interpreting Workshops and has been striving to create quality online continuing education for interpreters since 2014. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time with her 4 kids and very supportive husband. 

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