Etnaesque Autumn 2021


Etnaesque Autumn 2021

Zoom every other week on Sunday evenings (Eastern time)

October 24 - December 19, 2021

Target Audience


This seminar series is for ASL/spoken English interpreters who have been to the Etna Project in NH or MD or previous Etnaesque online seminars.

All events are scheduled for Eastern time zone. Please adjust accordingly.

Etnaesque Autumn 2021

This 15-hour, five part series is offered to past Etna Project and Etnaesque participants. Topics include review of Vygotskyan principles of learning related to the practice of Process Mediation, enhancing the interpreting process by deeper examination of the supervisor and management of committees, and interaction with colleagues and peers regarding working with paradigms of interpreting models.

In a format we are familiar with, each session includes small group work, activities, and large group debrief, all in a dialogic setting.

Seminar Details

Start Date 10-24-2021 5:00 pm
End Date 12-19-2021 8:00 pm
Registrations Completed 6
Remaining Seats 15
Regular Price $290.00
Early-bird Rate $260.00 (Until 10-22-2021 17:00)


Emails with links, handouts

You will receive a confirmation email from when you register. You should also receive confirmation from PayPal. Together, these 2 emails confirm your registration has been completed. Additional emails are sent to all registered participants about 4 or 5 days before the first session. That email includes a Zoom link as well as a link to handouts that we will be using the first week. It is suggested that you print these or download them to another device to use as reference during our sessions. If you do not see these emails in your inbox, it is suggested that you check spam and other folders. Emails are sent to the email address you used during registration.

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Coordinator: Nathan Fowler
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Betty M. Colonomos Bio

Betty Colonomos head shotBetty M. Colonomos, currently serving as Director of the Bilingual Mediation Center, is a fluent ASL/English bilingual. Her academic background is in Deaf Education/Speech Pathology (B.S.), Counseling (M.A.), Linguistics (Doctoral program). Betty holds the Masters Comprehensive Skills Certificate (MCSC) from RID. She was the second recipient of the Mary Stotler Award for excellence in Interpreter Education from CIT.

Betty has chaired and served on many national committees on standards and evaluation of interpreters and served as President of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers (CIT). Ms. Colonomos has authored and appeared in video materials on interpreting and she co-authored (with MJ Bienvenu) videos on Deaf Culture, ASL Facial Grammar, and ASL Numbers. She worked as an International Sign interpreter for numerous conferences worldwide. Betty also consults with schools and the legal system as an expert on linguistic and cultural issues impacting the Deaf Community.

Betty is the developer of the Integrated Model of Interpreting (IMI), which is the most widely used model in the U.S. for teaching cognitive processes in interpreting.

She teaches the Foundations of Interpreting Series for hearing, Coda and Deaf interpreters that combines study of the IMI with a Vygotskian approach to learning.

Betty is the creator of the Etna Project (2002 – present) held in New Hampshire and Maryland. The project is a series of retreats supporting a Community of Reflective Practitioners who are interpreters committed to their own growth as they seek to become agents for change in the field of interpreting.

Deaf Foundations Fund

The Deaf Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series is offered for Deaf Interpreters. This specialized series is for Deaf Interpreters only.

Donations from the larger interpreting community and elsewhere help to defray the cost of providing these seminars to our Deaf Interpreter colleagues.

Click here to contribute.

Using Zoom

We are using Zoom as the video platform for our meetings.  This requires that you:

  • Use Zoom on your computer or iPad/tablet
  • The Zoom phone app is not suitable  
  • Have a reliable internet source
  • Participate from a quiet, well-lit location
  • For meetings using audio, headphones are strongly suggested 

Click on the zoom logo for additional tips.

Foundations of Interpreting

The Foundations of Interpreting Seminar Series provides insights into The Integrated Model of Interpreting and the processes we engage in while interpreting. Click here for more information on the series as well as a schedule of current seminars being offered.

Link to the Foundations of Interpreting page on Facebook!


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