Effective Interpreting Series

Welcome to The Effective Interpreting Series

Carol J. Patrie, Ph.D.Carol J. Patrie, Ph.D.

I created the series because I saw a clear need for instructional materials in interpreter education. Students make greater progress when they all have the same assignments to work on outside of class. With uniformity in study materials, classroom discussion time is maximized.

The Effective Interpreting Series can be used at the Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's level.



Get the right training for your program from Carol Patrie, the creator of EIS. Workshops can be tailored to your needs. Find out how get the most from this powerful series, and learn how these materials can be incorporated into your current curriculum.
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Effective Interpreting Series Products


ASL Skills Development helps you to identify the main idea, summarize, paraphrase, and substitute words or signs with little effort.

English Skills Development helps build a high level of linguistic flexibility necessary for effective interpreting.


Cognitive Processing in ASL uses challenging exercises to improve ASL comprehension and linguistic flexibility.

Cognitive Processing in English makes the "invisible work" of interpreting easier to manage.



Translating from ASL helps students practice message transfer without the pressure of real-time processing.

Translating from English develops confidence in transferring information from one language to another without time pressure.


Consecutive Interpreting from English provides the tools to manage processing time and use less effort.

Simultaneous Interpreting from English shows how to hone and clarify the message for the ultimate goal, simultaneous interpreting!