efsli is back to Switzerland!
We are delighted to inform you that registration for the upcoming efsli Summer school is NOW open! The school is hosted by BGD and will be held in Zurich from 29th June to 1st July 2018.
The training focuses on building effective relationships between Deaf professionals and interpreters from a team perspective. Cooperation matters!
The trainer is Prof. Christian Rathmann from the University of Berlin, Germany.
The school is open to (Deaf and hearing) interpreters as well as Deaf professionals. We have reserved some places for university students too.
For detailed information, please go to our info webpage at: http://efsli.org/2018-efsli-summer-school/
Registration is online at: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4370316/Registration-2018-efsli-Summer-school-Cooperation-matters-29-th-June-1st-July-2018-Zurich
Do not forget to fill in the registration form and pay your fee the same day.
Registration deadline: 8th June 2018.
Do you still have questions about the training? Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Zurich!
At our most recent online ASLI board meeting, a vote was taken to transfer the Chairship of the Board from Gail Dixon to Vice-Chair Andy Carmichael.
The rationale for this decision is that Gail will be stepping down from the ASLI Board at the AGM this October after 6 years. As Andy must step down at next year’s AGM, it was decided an early handover was the best way to ensure continuity as the Board membership changes over the next few years.
The Board wishes to congratulate Gail on her excellent stewardship of our association and for the countless hours of hard work and dedication she has given to ASLI over the years. Her contribution to ASLI’s recent history cannot be overestimated and all members owe her a large debt of gratitude for her service.
“Going Pro” – a special ASLI conference for student and early-career interpreters
Friday 5 October 2018
Chancellor’s Hall, University of Wolverhampton
Calling all BSL interpreting students and recently qualified TSLIs / RSLIs!
- Are you wondering how best to launch your career as a BSL interpreter?
- Do you have practical questions about going freelance, book-keeping, meeting NRCPD guidelines, finding a supervisor, building a support network…?
- Could you use some advice but aren’t sure where to go or who to ask?
- Would you like to meet others from all over the UK who might be in a similar situation?
Then SAVE THE DATE for the first-ever conference specifically designed for student and early career interpreters!
The Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI) invites all student and early career interpreters to a full day of presentations, workshops, networking and plenty of opportunities to put all of your burning questions to a panel of experts in the sign language interpreting field.
Keynote speakers will include Thaïsa Hughes (University of Wolverhampton). Watch this space for final line-up!
Tickets are just £10 for ASLI Student/Associate Members, £20 for Full Members and £50 for non-members. The ticket price includes lunch, tea and coffee and there will be an opportunity to meet for drinks and dinner later in the evening (not included in the ticket price).
If you’d like to know more, email email@example.com with your name and membership number and we’ll add you to our mailing list for updates.
Tickets will be available from the ASLI website soon. Hope to see lots of you there!
Deaf children create their own language: the case of Nicaraguan Sign Language
by Molly Flaherty, University of Edinburgh
Tuesday 24th April
6:30pm – 8pm
Paterson’s Land, room LG34
Moray House, School of Education,
University of Edinburgh
Molly will be talking about:
Nicaraguan Sign Language (NSL) is one of the youngest languages we know. Despite only being 40 years old, NSL already has grammar — rules and patterns that all Nicaraguan signers know. These rules have not been taught to Nicaraguan signers – instead Deaf children are introducing grammar into Nicaraguan Sign Language just by learning and using it. In this presentation, I will show some of the ways in which Deaf Nicaraguan children develop grammar. I will also talk about how in my research I study new patterns in this language in order to better understand how children learn and use language.
The EdSign Lecture Series is a collaboration between Heriot-Watt University, The University of Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University, and members of the deaf/signing community. We provide regular public lectures about sign languages and Deaf Studies.
BSL/English interpretation will be provided. We are grateful to the Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ASLI) and to Heriot-Watt University for sponsoring the interpreters.
This lecture will be live-streamed. The live-stream URL will be set up nearer the time.
The DWP have announced that from 1st April 2018 cap is being raised from 1.5 x the National Average Salary (£43,100) to 2 x the National Average Salary (£57,200).
You can read all about this on DeafATW.
You can also read the UKCoD statement, with BSL translation, on DeafATW.
The higher cap should make it easier for many Deaf people who would struggle at the old cap of 1.5 x National Average Salary.
However for some Deaf people, the new cap of £57,200 will still be too low, and so DeafATW with UKCoD and DWP will carry on looking at what impact this has on Deaf people and employers.
Click here to read Sarah Newton’s, the Disability Minister, statement.