Originally posted by jennifer jane:
HEY THERE WELL I KNOW BOTH BRITISH AND AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE AND I HAVE USED THEM BOTH MANY TIMES BUT I MUST ADMIT THAT SPANISH DOES SOUND A LOT MORE FUN.
IT REALLY DEPENDS ON WHAT FIELD YOU INTEND TO WORK IN AND WHERE, ARE YOU GOING TO MEET A LOT OF SPANISH SPEEKING PATIENTS OR WOULD YOU JUST LIKE TO BE ABLE TO CHAT UP MEN LIKE ANTONIO BANDERAS.
Jennifer, Have not thought of that, am I dumb or what? Heheheee.
OK seriously, I live in NYC and plan to stay here & work after graduation. There are a good size of Spanish speaking population in this city. I am also an ER medical interpreter (volunteer). But I don't get to be called for work as much as the Spanish and ASL interpreters, so I guess there is much need in these two languages.
To Greg in Mass: You are right about the need of asl interpreters. The lady who does asl in my group works daily,running from hospital to hospital. But as a nurse stationed in a regular hospital, Enright is right, there will be limited number of deaf patients, and Spanish will be more useful.
Thank you all for your opinion. All highly valued! Christina