Professor at the Addis Ababa University

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Ms. Elizabeth Jean-Baptiste

Field Svc Asst Prof Signed Language Interpreting and Deaf Studies
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services
+1 (513) 556-0204

Developed, wrote and taught content for eight courses in the new Ethiopian Sign Language and Deaf Culture Bachelor’s degree program. Created all supporting course materials and trained fellow colleagues on course content and teaching methodology.

Organized and conducted five-day training for 25 practicing interpreters on “Ethical Decision Making for Sign Language Interpreters: Five Day training for Interpreters Working in Schools and Organizations in Addis Ababa”. Facilitated discussions about the establishment of a professional association for interpreters.

Established a two-semester mentorship program for practicing interpreters at AAU; teaching principles of interpreting and observing their work in the field on a weekly basis.

Revised the existing four-year program curriculum to reflect an outcome-based approach to educating Ethiopia’s teachers of the deaf, sign language interpreters, linguistic researchers and teachers of Ethiopian Sign Language (EthSL).

Project commenced on November 1, 2010

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