University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Linguistics - ASL-English Interpretation Program
ASL-English Interpretation Program

Return to the Undergraduate Programs Hub?

Here you'll find information about ...

The American Sign Language (ASL)-English Interpretation Program is a joint program offered in cooperation with Red River College. In the program, you will receive training in theory, skills, ethics, and practice of interpretation of ASL-to-English and English-to-ASL in a variety of settings.

A rigorous and competitive program, only about twelve students are typically admitted in any given year. Excluding the prerequisite Deaf Studies Program years, students exit the three-year program with a diploma in ASL-English interpretation from RRC and a BA-General in Linguistics from the UofM.

Entrance requirements

Prospective students must qualify for admission to both the UofM and RRC prior to submitting a letter of intent to enter the AEIP. Admissions to the program are competitive, and those wishing to apply must ...

  • complete the RRC Deaf Studies Program with ...
    • an average grade of B (70%) in ASL1 and ASL2
    • a minimum grade of B (70%) in ASL3
    • a minimum grade of C+ in LING 1200 Introduction to Linguistics
  • participate in a diagnostic English assessment (administered by RRC)
  • prepare a skills portfolio (information provided at an information session)
  • attend an interview with a Program Advisor

Coursework in the program

UofM courses RRC courses
Year 1
  • LING 2200 Syntax (6)
  • LING 2460 Morphology (3)
  • LING 2740 Intro Interpretation Theory (3)
  • English electives (6)
  • Math elective (3)
  • Science elective (3)
  • AEIR-1001 Language Processing - English (3)
  • AEIR-1003 Language Processing - ASL (3)
  • AEIR-1005 English Comprehension and Expression (3)
  • AEIR-2001 American Sign Language 4 (3)
Year 2
  • LING 3300 Structure of ASL (6)
  • General elective options (6)
  • AEIR-1002 Cross-Language Processing (3)
  • AEIR-2002 Interpretation Settings 1 (3)
  • AEIR-2003 Ethics 1 (3)
  • AEIR-2004 Interpretation Settings 2 (3)
  • AEIR-2005 Ethics 2 (3)
  • AEIR-2006 Interpretation Lab 1 (6)
  • AEIR-2007 American Sign Language 5 (3)
Year 3
  • LING 3840 Special Topics in ASL (3)
  • Linguistics elective (3)
  • General elective options (6)
  • AEIR-3001 Interpretation Lab 2 (3)
  • AEIR-3002 Practicum Seminar (3)
  • AEIR-3003 Practicum (9)

A flowchart demonstrating progression through the Deaf Studies and AEI Programs may be viewed in PDF format. For further information, you may wish to contact the program coordinators for UofM or for RRC.