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Brittany Frederick

  • bfreder3@depaul.edu
  • Instructor
  • ​MA, Columbia College Chicago (Education)
    BA, Columbia College Chicago (American Sign Language/English Interpretation)
    PhD (in progress), The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Organizational Leadership)
  • American Sign Language; Modern Languages
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • ​2320 N Kenmore Ave, Department of Modern Languages, Schmitt Academic Center, room 488

​Past Experience:

College of DuPage- Adjunct ASL Instructor Hinsdale South High School- ASL Interpreter Illinois School for the Deaf- ASL Interpreter & Transliterater

Credentials:

EIPA Certification

Teaching Methodology:

Brittany Frederick utilizes an array of teaching models in the instruction of ASL including role playing, group work, mnemonics, simulation, direct instruction, and indirect instruction.  Ms. Frederick encourages learning through an atmosphere surviving upon the enjoyment and laughter of her students. Her classes explore ASL grammar and introduce students to the deaf community by exposing nuances of deaf culture. 

Background:

Ms. Frederick is from Jacksonville, IL. the home to Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD).  It was in Jacksonville that she learned sign language at the age of 15, and at 16, she enrolled in an ASL course at ISD.  Originally, she was pursuing nursing, but thanks to the inspiration of an ASL interpreter visiting the school as a guest speaker, Ms. Frederick withdrew from her nursing courses and began to pursue interpreting.