Next Level Interpreting by Josh Garrett

  • 04 May 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Northern Virginia Community College 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003


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NVCC and the VDOE Educational Interpreter Training Grant provided by Marla Pollack present...

"Next Level Interpreting"

 Presented by Josh Garrett, CI/CT, NIC


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When: Saturday, May 4 2019

           9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Cost: VRID Members - $50.00

         Non-Members - $75.00

         VRID Students/Grant participants- Free

Location: NVCC

         8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

         Building CN, Room 227

NOTE: Certificates of Attendance will be given at conclusion, Parking is open in Lot B or garage, Coffee and Refreshments will be provided in the morning

Workshop Information: 

Workshop is designed to assist anyone from the newbie, ITP students, transliterators, interpreters who want to become more “ASL,” to any interpreter who wants to interpret in a manner more as a Deaf person would convey information. Learn how to take a closer look at the work you do, and then how to improve from your current level.  We will take a look at some of the most common errors in interpreting, and discuss effective strategies for improving upon them. This is also a beneficial workshop for someone preparing for the BEI, NIC, or EIPA, or for someone wanting to achieve a better score. 

Some of the strategies, theories and concepts discussed and demonstrated will include: English-to-ASL expansion techniques, back translation, ASL sentence types, effective use of processing time, use of space, non manual markers, levels of processing (Lexical, Phrasal, Sentential, Contextual/Conceptual), equivalence versus dynamic equivalence, chunking strategies, etc.

Presenter Biography: Josh Garrett, CI/CT, NIC

Josh Garrett, is the Manager for ACS Interpreting and Training Services, and serves as their Chief Interpreting Officer for the family of companies. He was formerly the CEO of JG Interpreting & Training Services (JGITS), and works as the Staff Interpreter/Interpreter Coordinator for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  He has been interpreting professionally for 20+ years.  He taught within the Interpreter Training Program at Goshen College as well as for Purdue University.  Josh works as an interpreter educator, trainer, mentor, access consultant and advocate for Deaf children. Josh served as an evaluator for a state screening. He has experience interpreting in a variety of settings including religious, VRS, VRI, platform, freelance, medical, and educational. He has conference interpreting and/or presenting experience at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels.

ADA Accommodations must be requested by April 29, 2019 contact Marla Pollack ( or Paula Debes (


"VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level."

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