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Minor in Jamaican Language Public Service Interpreting
Language, Communication and Society
Linguistics and Language Education
Special in Linguistics
Minor in Linguistics
Degree(B.A.) In Sign Language Interpreting
Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting
Minor in Jamaican Language Public Service Interpreting

Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting

This Programme addresses the critical shortage of trained interpreters for Deaf communities in the Caribbean. Upon completing this programme successful persons will be:

  • Fluent in Sign Language
  • Qualified to assist the Deaf in communicating with hearing persons who are not users of a Sign Language, specifically in public service

The programme will focus on the usage of the sign language variety commonly used within the territory of the campus. Thus, within the Jamaican context that would be Jamaican Sign Language (JSL), within the Trinidad and Tobago context, Trinbago Sign Language (TSL), et cetera. Since most Caribbean Sign Languages are mutually intelligible, a student can do this programme at a campus which is not located in his home territory and still function well when he returns to his country.

Programme begins: September 2006

Full-time over one academic year (Sept-Aug) or part-time over two academic years

Entry Requirements:
5 CXC (CSEC) passes or equivalent including Mathematics and English. Involvement in a Deaf community is an asset.

Courses & Schedule:
Students in this Diploma are required to complete six credits at Level 1 and 24 at Levels 2 and 3. Each course is worth 3 credits. They are: -





LING1401 Introduction to Language and Linguistics

LING2204 Deaf Language and Culture

LING2810 Introduction to the Structure and
Usage of Jamaican Creole, or equivalent
Caribbean vernacular structure and usage course

LING2819 Structure and Usage of Caribbean Sign Language 1

LING1402 Introduction to Language Structure

LING2820 Structure and Usage of Caribbean Sign Language 2

LING2920 Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation

LING3909 The Profession of Interpreting

LING3819 Advanced Caribbean Sign Language

The Practice of Sign Language Interpreting

Full-time JD$133,341; Part-time JD$4939 per credit


Option 1:
Apply online at /http://www/mona.uwi.edu/admissions/onlineapp

Option 2:
1. Download the application form and instruction sheet from http://www.mona.uwi.edu/admissions/forms/index.htm or collect an application form from the Admissions Section UWI, Mona.
2. Fill out the application and take it to the Admissions Section UWI, Mona
An Application fee of JD$450 is payable upon collection or
return of printed forms.

NB. Degree applicants may need to sit the English Language Proficiency Test

For more information call: 970-2953, 970-2950, 927-1641 or email: jlu@uwimina.edu.jm

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