Online: January 4 - January 14, 2021

This is designed for Deaf students to expand foundational interpreting skills and knowledge of the interpreting profession. This prepares students for the Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) exam. Students will learn about the history and trends of the field, and study the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC). The course will also provide practice with specialized skills most needed in the Deaf Interpreting field: English to ASL translation, reformulation, and platform interpreting, and Pro-Tactile interpreting skills for working in the DeafBlind community.

Professional Studies: PST 327-OL1 (2 credits)
Course Days: January 4,5,6,7,9,11,12,13, and 14.
Course Times: 11am to 3pm on January 9th. All other days 7pm to 9:30pm.
Application fee: $35 one-time non-refundable fee
Tuition: $592 for US citizens and permanent residents; $888 for non-US citizens from developing countries and $1184 for non-US citizens from non-developing countries. ( Application fee and Refund Policy) Enrollments are processed on a first paid, first serve basis.
Prerequisite: Some prior interpreting coursework, training, and/or experience. Permission of the instructor, contact . A two minute video explaining why you want to become a CDI.
Instructors: Alisha Bronk
Registration Deadline:  December 21, 2020

Alisha Bronk

Alisha Bronk, M.A., CDI is a certified freelance Deaf and International Interpreter. Currently, she is an instructor in the Department of ASL and Interpreting (ASLIE) at RIT/NTID. While getting her master's degree in TESOL: Applied Linguistics from Portland State University, she became involved in international education. Ms. Bronk has and continues to conduct workshops and training seminars around the world. She was one of the core creators of ASL Tales, a book/DVD series designed used in education for families and classrooms in all levels of ASL learning.