Lithuanian Sign Language Interpreting

LITHUANIAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING
State code 6531NX007
Faculty Faculty of Pedagogy
Study field Interpreting
Qualification Professional bachelor’s diploma in humanities
Form and duration of studies Full-time studies, 3 years
Credits 180
Study plans Degree Course 2020-2023

Degree Course 2019-2022

Degree Course 2018-2021

Career Prospects

Graduates acquire qualification to work as sign language interpreters in sign language interpreting centers around Lithuania, institutions and organizations of the Lithuanian Deaf Association, education institutions, etc.

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • interpret from Lithuanian to Lithuanian sign language and vice versa;
  • choose the appropriate translation method for any given situation;
  • understand Lithuanian sign language texts varied in style, setting, speaker, etc.;
  • speak in expressive and correct Lithuanian sign language on various subjects, and use the lexicon and complicated grammatical structures appropriate for a certain style, situation and register;
  • recognise different types of sign language (including signed translation);
  • understand different speakers’ texts of varying difficulty, style and theme;
  • easily express ideas;
  • understand the structure and specifics of a deaf community;
  • understand the effects of hearing impairment on personal development;
  • be familiar with various technology and its use by the deaf community;
  • follow professional ethics requirements.

 

Full-time studies

Degree Course 2020-2023

1st semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Rhythm and plasticity 3 P
Introduction to the deaf community 3 P
Foreign language (English, German or French) 3 E
Communication 3 E
Lithuanian sign language 12 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 P
Deaf community acquaintance practice 3 P
2nd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Anthropology or Sociology 3 P
Information communication technologies 3 E
Foreign language (English, German or French) 3 E
Reading comprehension and expression 3 P
Lithuanian sign language 12 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 P
Instructional practice 3 P
3rd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Professional ethics 3 P
Communication psychology 3 P
Lithuanian sign language 9 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 P
Text interpretation 6 E
Instructional practice 3 P
Optional subject 3 P
4th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Labour law and civic protection 3 P
Logic of text 3 P
Lithuanian sign language 9 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 E
Text interpretation 6 E
Professional practice 3 P
Optional subject 3 P
5th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Basics of research project work or Basics of academic work 3 P
Language culture and style 3 P
Deaf culture 3 E
Lithuanian sign language 6 E
Verbal interpretation 6 E
Professional practice 6 P
Optional subject 3 P
6th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Language culture and style 3 E
Lithuanian sign language 3 E
Verbal interpretation 6 E
Professional practice 9 P
Final exam 3 E
Thesis 6 P

Optional subjects are freely selectable subjects from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project

Full-time studies

Degree Course 2019-2022

1st semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Rhythm and plasticity 3 P
Introduction to the deaf community 3 P
Foreign language (English, German or French) 3 E
Communication 3 E
Lithuanian sign language 12 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 P
Deaf community acquaintance practice 3 P
2nd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Anthropology or Sociology 3 P
Information communication technologies 3 E
Foreign language (English, German or French) 3 E
Reading comprehension and expression 3 P
Lithuanian sign language 12 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 P
Instructional practice 3 P
3rd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Professional ethics 3 P
Communication psychology 3 P
Lithuanian sign language 9 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 P
Text interpretation 6 E
Instructional practice 3 P
Optional subject 3 P
4th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Labour law and civic protection 3 P
Logic of text 3 P
Lithuanian sign language 9 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 E
Text interpretation 6 E
Professional practice 3 P
Optional subject 3 P
5th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Basics of research project work or Basics of academic work 3 P
Language culture and style 3 P
Deaf culture 3 E
Lithuanian sign language 6 E
Verbal interpretation 6 E
Professional practice 6 P
Optional subject 3 P
6th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Language culture and style 3 E
Lithuanian sign language 3 E
Verbal interpretation 6 E
Professional practice 9 P
Final exam 3 E
Thesis 6 P

Optional subjects are freely selectable subjects from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project

Full-time studies

Degree Course 2018-2021

1st semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Rhythm and plasticity 3 P
Introduction to the deaf community 3 P
Foreign language (English, German or French) 3 E
Communication 3 E
Lithuanian sign language 12 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 P
Deaf community acquaintance practice 3 P
2nd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Anthropology or Sociology 3 P
Information communication technologies 3 E
Foreign language (English, German or French) 3 E
Reading comprehension and expression 3 P
Lithuanian sign language 12 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 P
Instructional practice 3 P
3rd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Professional ethics 3 P
Communication psychology 3 P
Lithuanian sign language 9 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 P
Text interpretation 6 E
Instructional practice 3 P
Optional subject 3 P
4th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Labour law and civic protection 3 P
Logic of text 3 P
Lithuanian sign language 9 E
Linguistics and sign linguistics 3 E
Text interpretation 6 E
Professional practice 3 P
Optional subject 3 P
5th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Basics of research project work or Basics of academic work 3 P
Language culture and style 3 P
Deaf culture 3 E
Lithuanian sign language 6 E
Verbal interpretation 6 E
Professional practice 6 P
Optional subject 3 P
6th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation *
Language culture and style 3 E
Lithuanian sign language 3 E
Verbal interpretation 6 E
Professional practice 9 P
Final exam 3 E
Thesis 6 P

Optional subjects are freely selectable subjects from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project