American Sign Language Interpreting
ILN’s Interpreting Training Program (ITP)
ILN offers students a certificate of completion from our Interpreter Training Program. Learn American Sign Language and become fully integrated in the Deaf ministry at the Temple Baptist Church while preparing to reach the Deaf worldwide. This Interpreter Training Program (ITP) includes the following courses:
- Introduction to Deafness
- ASL I-IV
- ASL Interpreting I and II
Both voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpreting are stressed. Courses include various interpreting assignments as well as attendance of interpreting workshops and local community events for the Deaf. Unique opportunities for ministry are found in weekly Bible studies at Knoxville’s Tennessee School for the Deaf.
*These courses are designed to help students prepare for the NIC (National Interpreters Certification) knowledge test.