ABC Chicago Mentions CHS

Some professions are misunderstood and one of them is sign language interpreting. Just because you know sign language doesn't mean you can qualify as an interpreter.

 

Columbia College Chicago has a four-year bachelor degree in American Sign Language interpreting.

Peter Cook is the program's director.

"The first two years are focused on the language acquiring American Sign Language as well as Deaf culture," he said. "If they are deemed qualified they enter the advanced part of the program which includes focusing on interpreting skills consecutive interpreting also linguistics and prepare them for working within the interpreting world.

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