Classroom Interpreting

Regular Education Teachers - Sharing Teaching Goals

Research shows that interpreters may not be able to identify what the most important aspects of a teacher’s lesson are. The result is that minor details may be conveyed while essential concepts are not. One of the best ways a teacher can support the interpreter is to share teaching goals, concepts and vocabulary. Interpreters can interpret better when they know what they are interpreting. They can plan ahead and think about how to represent concepts. They can look up vocabulary words and signs that might be new to them.

Teachers can make the interpreter aware of goals by: