One of DDP’s six projects is our interpreting project which is responsible for both providing interpreters for the deaf as needed and training new interpreters. This year, DDP has a class of seven potential new interpreters. For the past six months, they have been working with our CSL teachers for three hours per day. Starting this past week, the interpreter trainees are now learning to put their skills to use. Thanks to volunteers from the Deaf community, each day the interpreter trainees will have the opportunity to actually communicate. One trainee yesterday commented how it is great to have this opportunity as the Deaf community member use grammar differently than a hearing person would, so, it is important to learn the ‘correct’ structure when signing.