We know that there are thousands of people out there just like you who are learning Sign Language and who have dreams of becoming a Sign Language Interpreter. terptree exist to get you your Sign Language and Interpreter training and create the next generation of Sign Language Interpreters.
“ When striving to be a BSL/English Interpreter all the support and resources you can get your hands on become so valuable. Support and information nowadays is very costly, from mentoring or even reading materials. There's so many things out there to read that you just never know if, as a trainee or an aspiring interpreter, where the best place to start or what's the best material. Having the reading list from terptree is so beneficial to everyone at all levels, but key for those of us who at at the interpreting theory stage. A lot of the books refer and relate to the stages of our training. While your tutor talks about processing, time lag and many more things, it can and does become an information overload. The books really give you the information, knowing that anytime you can pick the book up and go straight to the part you need. Resources like the reading list go along way, it give us that confidence to know where to start. You may not like or be able to read them all, but at least you know you're one step closer, you're that little bit more clear. Huge thank you to the terptree team for identifying the needs of all aspiring interpreters. ”
Darren Adams - Communication Support Worker (CSW)/Deafblind Communicator
“As a student in the process of applying for interpreter training, the article sent to me by terptree entitled '10 Essential Reads for the Aspiring Sign Language Interpreter' was of great use. Out of the 10 reading suggestions, I was familiar with 5 of the texts, so I was greatly intrigued to research the 5 that were new to me. One text that I am especially interested in reading is 'The Demand Control Schema: Interpreting as a Practice Profession' by Robyn Dean and Robert Pollard. This looks particularly interesting to me as it discusses interpreter ethics; a subject I am personally fascinated by, but is also the basis for my undergraduate dissertation. Therefore the recommended reading list, as a whole, was beneficial for both my academic and personal growth when considering a future career as an interpreter. Thank you, terptree!”