ASL: Semantics Practice!

  • 18 Mar 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Northern Virginia Community College 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

NVCC and the VDOE Educational Interpreter Training Grant present...

"ASL: Semantics Practice!"

  Presented by Kevin Tayor, MA, CDI

.6 RID CEUs  

When: Saturday, March 28, 2017

           9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Cost: VRID Members - $50.00

         Non-Members - $75.00

 VRID Students/Grant participants- Free

Location: NVCC

         8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA 22003

         Building CN, Room 227

         Parking is open in Lot B or garage

Full information in attached flyer/registration: Due by March 13th!

Workshop Information: 

Are you unsure of how to sign correct terminology for an assignment?  Want to expand your vocabulary?  Want a wider selection of sign choices?  Participants work on achieving dynamic equivalence.  Participants will practice in groups translating from English to ASL, making the correct sign choice.  The workshop will include lecture and classroom activities and practice. Participants will listen to lecture and lead lecture, contribute feedback, and participate in open discussions.    Participants will be able to apply the meaning and use of signs used for an interpreting assignment.  Participants will practice translating sentences from English to ASL.

Presenter Biography: Kevin Taylor, MA, CDI

Kevin Taylor is currently a faculty member in the ASL/INT program at Northern Virginia Community College since 2011 teaching a wide variety of ASL and Interpreting courses. Kevin received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University and his M.A. in Deaf Studies: Specializing in Teaching Sign Language from Gallaudet University.

Prior to working at NVCC, he worked for a year at Gallaudet University teaching ASL.  He was also a high school teacher at Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) for four years.  He has given several workshops “ASL Science Concepts used in the Classroom” for educational interpreters.  Kevin recently co-presented on “Deaf Interpreter Educators: An Expanding Field” at the Conference of Interpreter Trainer’s conference in Portland, Oregon.

He remains active in various local and national organizations by maintaining memberships with ASLTA and Conference of Interpreter Trainers and served as a Vice President on a local committee with Veditz American Sign Language Teachers’ Association located in Virginia.

He is currently ASLTA certified and a Certified Deaf Interpreter.  He has been interpreting with various agencies in the DC metro area.

ADA Accommodations must be requested by March 13, 2017 contact Marla Pollack ( or Paula Debes ( for further information.


"VRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.6 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level."

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