You know about Sign Language Interpreting in your country, but are eager to find out about organisation of interpreters and their operating environments across the globe? This course is for you! Learn about minority languages, status and communities of deaf people globally and the international disability rights movement.
Learn to operate as a professional in multilingual and multicultural settings. Participate in international networks, events and debates. Bonus: you will get to use English in communication.
This course is for Sign Language Interpreters and final your interpreter students. Our common language will be (spoken) English, but we encourage the use of any other language during group discussions. Deaf students, please see if you are entitled to interpreting services via Kela, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (https://www.kela.fi/vammaisten-tulkkauspalvelu). We are sorry to inform that we won’t be able to provide interpreting through other means, but you are of course more than welcome to bring your own interpreters.
Knowledge & good skills on at least one signed language, good skills in English.
Lecturers in Humak: Liisa Halkosaari, Marjukka Nisula. We aim to have 1–2 guest lecturers during the course.
You will need a reliable internet connection, videoconference application Zoom installed, and preferably Chrome as a browser. A computer is highly recommended, all features might not be accessible by mobile. Use of camera & microphone is required.
Before joining our first sessions, please familiarise yourself with these:
- National Identity and Minority Languages
- Press Briefing on Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Also have a look the website of WASLI, World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (wasli.org)
Why Study at Humak Open University of Applied Sciences?
Humak University of Applied Sciences operates in the whole of Finland and is the country’s biggest educator in the following fields: youth work, organizational work, work community development, adventure and outdoor education, cultural management, and interpreting and linguistic accessibility.
Humak has about 2000 degree students and about 160 experts in various positions. Finland’s unique open university of applied sciences system and Humak’s extensive online training make high-quality academic studies available to everyone with affordable costs regardless of students’ background. Thousands of students take advantage of our wide selection of online courses every year.