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Foundations Seminar Series

Illusions of Access: Lessons from a Pandemic

Presentation available on video!

This widely acclaimed seminar series focuses on components of the Integrated Model of Interpreting in a low-stress, highly interactive environment.

Participants will learn how to convey equivalent messages by working through graduated texts and activities beginning in consecutive mode in earlier modules and moving to simultaneous modes of interpreting in later modules.

Working on skills in small groups, such as text analysis, back translations and collaborative interpreting, participants develop tools for understanding and improving their own processes. Participants will also develop the language necessary to discuss the interpreting task using non-evaluative, non-judgmental language with each other and integrate strategies for continuing their own improvement.

 

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Foundations Participants

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Foundations IV 2020
Foundations IV 2020
Foundations II Holyoke, MA
Foundations II Holyoke, MA
Foundations II Lakewood, CO
Foundations II Lakewood, CO
2018 seminar
Foundations I Holyoke, MA
Foundations I Holyoke, MA
Foundations I Portland, ME
Foundations I Portland, ME
Foundations VII/VIII Worcester, MA
Foundations VII/VIII Worcester, MA
Deaf Foundations III
Deaf Foundations III
Foundations
Foundations
Foundations I Portland, ME
Foundations I Portland, ME
Deaf Foundations IV
Deaf Foundations IV
Foundations I Sacramento, CA
Foundations I Sacramento, CA
Foundations I BMRC Knoxville, MD
Foundations I BMRC Knoxville, MD
Deaf Foundations I & II
Deaf Foundations I & II
Foundations I Troy, NY
Foundations I Troy, NY
Smiling faces reflect just how engaged these folks were in this 3-hour IMI Seminar - Who's in Control?
IMI Seminar: Who's In Control? January 2021
IMI Seminar: Who's In Control? January 2021
Coda Foundations Canada
Coda Foundations Canada
Foundations I Holyoke, MA
Foundations I Holyoke, MA
Foundations I Rochester, NY
Foundations I Rochester, NY
A group of facilitators meet in preparation for a presentation with a large group, each facilitator working with smaller groups during a breakout session.
Illusions Facilitators
Illusions Facilitators

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Comments from Foundations Evaluations

In what ways did the workshop presenter facilitate your learning?

The fact we started from the ground and built up.. Identifying our own starting points, habits, and thought processes. Then taking us through each step of analyzing a message, each component stripped down to the nuts/bolts. Then how these components at the core are the message, and if you change just one part it can effect everything.

What did you learn during this session?

  • Fire the committee
  • Be a strong supervisor
  • Find the goal/meaning of the message

What did you learn during this session?

How much there still is to learn surprised

There is validity in variety- everyone is in their own place, and that's ok.

Zoom

Zoom Foundations Seminars

The pandemic changed the way we work, the way we connect, and the way we learn. What we've found is a demand for additional online Foundations Seminars. BMC is offering these regularly. For specialty Foundations groups, Coda Foundations and Deaf Foundations offer unique learning environments and content that is tailored to their cultural values and experiences.

If you would like to coordinate gathering a core group of Deaf Interpreters who want to participate in a Deaf Foundations seminar, click here to start the conversation. Whether on Zoom or in-person, a minimum of 12 people is needed.

Why Deaf and Coda Foundations?

Why are there Foundations seminars for hearing interpreters, coda interpreters, and deaf interpreters?

Coordinate a Foundations Seminar


Bring the Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series to your interpreting community! Coordinate with us and your local RID Affiliate Chapter or with colleagues to offer the seminar series locally. (Green indicates states where Foundations seminars have occurred.) 

Deaf Interpreter Scholarship Fund

The Deaf Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series is offered for Deaf Interpreters. This specialized series is for Deaf Interpreters only. Additional seminars conducted in ASL are designed to ensure that Deaf Interpreters have opportunities and choice of high quality professional development.

Donations from the larger interpreting community and other supporters allow BMC to provide these seminars to our Deaf Interpreter colleagues at lower cost.

Click here to contribute to the Deaf Interpreter Scholarship Fund.

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