BEI Trilingual Advanced Test Prep
Ruth de JesusReveille
There is a need for trilingual interpreters but there is a GREATER need for mentoring/learning opportunities. This is a great place to work together and build up our skills. This workshop will be based on the information provided by the BEI trilingual interpreting guide. It will provide the opportunity to work hands on, improving and getting feedback on skills such as voicing, expressive interpreting, and sight translation. The performance test consists of these parts:
• Three-Person Interactive—rendering spoken English into ASL and spoken Spanish, ASL into spoken English and spoken Spanish, and spoken Spanish into ASL and spoken English;
• Expressive—rendering spoken Spanish into ASL;
• Receptive—rendering ASL into spoken Spanish; and
• Sight Translation—reading and rendering a written English document into spoken Spanish and a written Spanish document into spoken English.
Part 1 of the workshop will focus on the sight translation, expressive, and receptive parts. Part 2 of the workshop will focus on the three-person interactive.
The purpose of this workshop is to expose new ones to the test structure, encourage interpreters to take the trilingual performance test, and improve current skills used by working trilingual interpreters.