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Interpreter (Baden Powell Service Association Troop)

  • The two alternatives are for foreign language (A) and American Sign Language (B).
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    • Alternative A

      Complete the following in any foreign language:

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        Carry on a simple conversation for about ten minutes.

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      • 2

        Write a letter of around 150 words.

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      • 3

        After a few minutes of study, give a translation of a paragraph of basic text.

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        Act as an interpreter for a visitor who does not speak in your native language.

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        Communicate with a person who does not speak your native language.

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    • Alternative B

      Complete the following requirements in a American Sign Language (ASL).

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        Take a community or school course (or equivalent online self-study) for American Sign Language and complete the first level of course work with a satisfactory grade or performance. This should include an understanding of: • ASL Grammar and sentence organization • Wh-questions and Yes/No questions, including non-manual markers and facial expressions • The manual alphabet and the ability to finger spell words and read finger spelled words. • A basic vocabulary of at least 500 signs or glosses.

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      • 2

        Carry out a simple conversation for about ten minutes.

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      • 3

        Use sign language to describe a Scouting experience to another person.

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        Act as a translator for a short conversation between a sign language user and someone with no sign language experience.

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        Invite a sign language user to talk to the Troop about what it is like to have hearing or speech impediments. Help by acting as translator for them during their visit.

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