Author Archives Joe Sabolcec

  • Have you ever wondered about how signs are organised in Signbank? Or what the difference between a variant and variation might be? Or how to best search for a sign in Signbank?  Click on the following image to see a video by James with some useful information about the Auslan online dictionary: More information videos […]

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  • In 2019, Melbourne Polytechnic was the proud recipient of a grant from the Victorian Department of Education and Training to enable several much needed projects. One of these projects was the tailoring of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment to meet the needs of Deaf people interested in becoming educators in the accredited education […]

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  • These two modules were developed for anyone interested in or already working as a notetaker, with a particular focus on notetaking for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Both modules provide valuable information, practice activities and resources. Feedback has been extremely positive, with more than 200 people now registered: The format is excellent, […]

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  • Thursday 13 December saw a group of 23 Auslan teachers coming together for a successful and much anticipated workshop. The day was facilitated by Dr Adam Schembri (University of Birmingham) and Stef Linder (Expression Australia). Practical activities were also led by teachers from Melbourne Polytechnic’s Auslan team: Ramas McRae, Alexander Straub and Ida Rogers. The […]

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  • Late in 2015, we reported on our involvement as a partner in an Australia Research Council grant looking into how sign languages are learned by adults. The aim of this three-year project is to improve our understanding of how to teach signed languages to adults as second or additional languages. This is a relatively new […]

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  • Dean and Pollard’s Demand Control Schema (DC-S) is one of a growing number of tools available to assist interpreters with ethical decision making in their professional practice. The model can be applied when planning for an interpreting booking, managing the many challenges that can arise during a booking, as well as when reflecting on an interpreting […]

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  • Are you an Auslan interpreter with experience of interpreting in an adult English classroom? Auslan interpreters are well aware of the challenges of working between English and Auslan in educational settings, however few interpreters are as familiar with interpreting in an English classroom, such as the courses offered by the Adult Migrant English Program. There […]

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  • deafConnectEd were successful in an application to the Victorian Government for funding to support recent migrants to Australia who are Deaf. We are delivering a course in 2018 which will include components of Auslan and English literacy. This will support Deaf migrants in accessing services and opportunities for vocational training and further education. We are […]

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  • DeafConnectEd is excited to announce a new Educational Signbank project. After a successful pilot project in 2015 with automotive signs, the Victorian Government has awarded a small grant to research additional entries to Signbank, focusing on disciplines that are of high demand for deaf students in the VET sector. Hospitality is the first of three […]

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  •   Australia’s biggest careers expo 2017 Expo Times Thursday 4 May and Friday 5 May, 9am-3pm Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May, 10am-4pm Auslan Interpreters will be provided only on Thursday 4 May, 9.30am – 1.30pm We are grateful to VCE and Careers Expo for their assistance with providing interpreters. RSVP: info@deafconnected.com.au Seminar Program: […]

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