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Carol J. Patrie

8 1/2 x 11 Paperback and DVD, 12 month video library access code

166-page Teacher's guide; One 63-minute DVD

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The Effective Interpreting Series: ASL Skills Development - Teacher's Set

To be an effective interpreter you need high levels of skill in the languages you use to interpret. ASL Skills Development is full of challenging exercises with videotaped source materials that make your ASL Skills strong and flexible and prepares you to move on to more advanced skills. Helpful theoretical introductions for each topic, Study Questions, and comprehension sections called "Get to Know the Signer," make these materials a thorough, powerful learning tool.

    •    Main Idea Comprehension>
    •    Summarizing
    •    Lexical Substitution
    •    Paraphrasing Propositions
    •    Paraphrasing Discourse
    •    Visual Form and Meaning
    •    Meaning and Visual Form ?

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ASL Skills are deepened and made more flexible when you can easily identify the main idea, summarize, paraphrase, and substitute words or signs with little effort. With no language transfer pressure, and no time pressure; ASL Skills improve in a way designed for interpreters.
    •    Naturally occuring language samples in ASL
    •    Researched theories and carefully constructed exercises
    •    Organized logically from easier-to-master skills to complex skills
    •    Created for use in the classroom or for independent study?

Use this innovative step-by-step approach in the classroom to improve students' ASL skills and turn out more effective, confident interpreters.

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The Effective Interpreting Series is a multi-installment series offering five sets of source materials in English to use with any other language in a language pair, and five sets of source materials in American Sign Language (ASL). The series takes the complex skill of simultaneous interpreting and breaks it down into manageable components, allowing interpreters to increase the individual skills that lead to effective simultaneous interpreting.

Seminars on using The Effective Interpreting Series in your classroom or your mentoring sessions are now available! If you are interested in hosting a seminar for your college or university, please send an email to Joe Seifrid at for complete details.

About the author:

Carol J. Patrie, Ph.D., was instrumental in designing and implementing the Master of Arts in Interpretation at Gallaudet University. An author of many National and International publications and a sought-after speaker and trainer, Patrie is one of the foremost professionals in the field of Interpretation and Education.