Dipping into Singapore Sign Language Interpreting ► Equal Dreams

Schedule

  • Total contact time: 22 hours
  • Estimated time for optional readings weekly: 1 hour

Session 0 (Introductory Session): 13 August, Saturday, 10am – 12.00pm
Session 1: 20 August, Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm
Session 2: 27 August, Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm
Session 3: 3 September, Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm
Session 4: 10 September, Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm
Session 5: 17 September, Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm
Session 6: 24 September, Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm
Session 7: 1 October September, Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm
Session 8: 8 October, Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm

Venue

ITE College Central, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive, Blk D, Level 2, #D201B, Enterprise Development Centre, Singapore 567720

Programme Description

Able to converse in sign language, and wondering what more you can do with this skill?

We understand that diving into a sign language interpreting programme feels intimidating — which is why this course is designed to plug that gap. The programme will give you a taster of what the sign language interpreting profession has to offer, and the kind of skills you’ll need to hone. Students will be guided by experienced sign language interpreters, both Deaf and hearing, through theoretical and practical class components. These include interpreting simulations, translation exercises, job shadowing and mentorship opportunities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the fundamentals of interpreting strategies
  • Appreciate the language variation present in the local Deaf community
  • Unpack audism and how it impacts the role of the interpreter 
  • Build basic awareness of how language works through understanding prosodic cues of English and SgSL
  • Acquire the use of common classifiers and apply them when interpreting

Target Audience

Hearing SgSL learners who are interested to have a taste of what sign language interpreting is like

Prerequisites

  • Age 18 years old and above
  • Fluent in SgSL – able to hold regular conversations with native SgSL users
  • At least one year of interacting and working with the Deaf community
  • Applicants will go through an interview to be assessed on their SgSL fluency and suitability for the programme.

Funding

Alternative Forms of Payment

At Equal Dreams, we strongly believe that cost should not be a barrier to an individual’s learning and development.

  • If you would like to explore alternative forms of payment for the course fees, do indicate in the registration form, and our team will follow up with you on it once you’ve passed the interview.

Registration

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Programme Fees

  • Early bird registration (on and before 30 July 2022): SGD$250 per pax
  • Standard registration (after 30 July 2022): SGD$280 per pax

Opportunities Upon Programme Completion

Suitable participants will be invited to undergo job shadowing and mentorship opportunities. From there, they may also be invited to join the Equal Dreams accessibility team. We are open to flexible arrangements including full time, part time, freelance, traineeship or internship.

Programme Team

This programme is designed and conducted by:

  • Low Jarn May: Programme Advisor, Deaf Interpreter
  • Azzam Akbar: Programme Lead & Instructor, Singapore Sign Language Interpreter
  • Evelyn Chye: Programme Instructor, Singapore Sign Language & Speech-to-Text Interpreter
  • Jessica Mak: Programme Instructor, Deaf Interpreter
  • Clara Chee: Programme Instructor, Singapore Sign Language & Speech-to-Text Interpreter

Contact

For enquiries, please contact us at training@equaldreams.sg

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