May 19 2018

Illinois Mano a Mano Workshop: Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Setting

May 19, 2018

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Summit Public Library


6233 S Archer Ave , Summit, IL 60501


$10- $25

This workshop will provide different samples of Trilingual interpreting modes. These modes include: Trilingual Interactive, sight translation and simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. Participants will be given a brief overview of the situation, techniques to use while interpreting in the particular situation and engage in hands-on activities. Feedback will be provided. Participants must be fluent in Spoken English, Spanish and ASL to fully take advantage of the workshop.

Educational Objectives:
• Participants will be able to define the key concepts of a successful Sight Translation.
• Participants will be able to practice sight translations from English to ASL and English to Spanish within time constrains.
• Participants will be able to identify when a DHH consumer requires ASL/sign language with Spanish labial articulation.
• Participants will practice simultaneous interpreting using sign language combined with Spanish labial articulation.
• Participants will define Trilingual Interactive.
• Participants will practice Trilingual Interactive scenarios.

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm (0.3 RID CEUs)
Location: Summit Public Library
6233 S Archer Ave Summit, IL 60501

IL Mano a Mano Student Member: $10
IL Mano a Mano Member: $15
Non-member Student: $15
Non-IL Mano a Mano Member: $25

Melva Flores is of Puerto Rican decent, first generation born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She received her B.A. in ASL-English Interpretation from Columbia College Chicago in 2000. Melva has been interpreting for 18 years and holds a Cl and CT National Certification from RID. She is a full time freelance interpreter. She often interprets interactively between her three languages, where she is the only interpreter present and interprets into/from all three languages either consecutively and/or simultaneously. She is currently a staff interpreter for Chicago Hearing Society and a Trilingual Video Interpreter for Sorenson Communications. She is the President of Illinois Mano a Mano. Her passion is to travel, professional development and seeing the Trilingual field grow.

Esteban Amaro, NIC, BEi: Trilingual Advanced, is a native of Chicago and proudly identifies as a COMA (Child of Mexican Adults). He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in ASL- English Interpretation (2015). Esteban has been awarded with Certificates in Simultaneous Interpretation (2011) from English to Spanish and Spanish to English from the University of Hawai'i at Manca. He works as a freelance interpreter. He currently serves as Secretary for Illinois Mano a Mano and is on the Translation Committee for Mano a Mano. Esteban loves to travel to Mexico and meeting new people.

IL Mano a Mano Member: yes or no
Total enclosed: $

** Pay online:
**Cash or check/money order only- please make payment payable to: IL Mano a Mano.**
**No refunds after Saturday, May 05, 2018
Questions? please email: Esteban Amaro:
CEUs: Moraine Valley Community College is an approved RID sponsor for continuing education activities. This program is offered for 0.3 CEU(s) and assumes some knowledge of the topic.


Esteban Amaro

Date posted

Apr 26, 2018

Date updated

Apr 26, 2018