Sign Language Proficiency Interview for American Sign Language
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
We will have a conversation about social and work topics. The interviewee will ask you questions, and you may ask the interviewee questions.
We want to get the best sample of your American Sign Language (ASL) skills.
In order to elicit your best ASL skills, the interviewee may ask you to “re-sign” (restate) some responses.
We will evaluate your ASL skills, including: (a) ASL vocabulary; (b) clarity and control of sign production; (c) use of ASL grammar (for example, use of space, sign directionality, classifiers, time indicators, and sentence and discourse structure); (d) non manual behaviors such as facial expressions and body shifts; (e) fluency or smoothness of sign and fingerspelling production; and (f) comprehension (skill in receiving ASL).
Please try to maintain a good “signing posture;” that is, please sit upright. This should help you show your best ASL skills.
Please answer the interviewee questions as completely as possible.
Do you have any questions? Please use ASL.
NOTE: PLEASE USE YOUR BEST ASL.