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Magen H.
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Whether you're interested in learning or are already proficient in American Sign Language, I have experience meeting your needs and wants. Beginning in 2007, I studied American Sign Language (ASL) in college, taught at a middle school for the Deaf for three years, taught ASL to undergraduates at a DC university, and have worked as an ASL/English interpreter since 2012 in the DC area.
About Magen H.

I studied American Sign Language (ASL) in college during my bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD coursework. As a nationally certified ASL interpreter through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, I have nine years of interpreting experience and hold two certifications (i.e., national and legal). I have a deep understanding of ASL and Deaf culture and can seamlessly translate from target sign language to written English using proper grammatical elements, vocabulary, and colloquialisms. I’m proficient in interpretation, both signing and voicing, simultaneous and consecutive, using a variety of modes of communication, including ASL, Pidgin Signed English or Contact Sign, Signed Exact English, Oral Transliteration, and Tactile for Deaf-Blind. I taught ASL 1 in the education department at a university in Washington, D.C. In the ASL course, I introduced the basics of ASL to undergraduate students with little or no previous knowledge of ASL through immersion; teaching completely in ASL. I taught ASL grammar, vocabulary, classifiers, non-manual signals, Deaf Culture, and the Deaf community. The class was in-person, and I incorporated receptive and expressive language activities through active participation.

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Miss Magen is fun, patient, kind and knowledgeable. It has been such a pleasure working with her and learning from her!

Posted Jul 11, 2021
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I've had 3 beginner lessons with Magen thus far via online, and I must say she is incredible. I'm impressed with her knowledge of and experience with ASL and other variations of sign language and the deaf culture in general. She is organized, professional, very personable, and makes the learning process fun. She makes you feel like you can do it! I especially like the resources she provides for practice and learning about the deaf culture. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jul 6, 2021
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Signing these last few months with Magen has been amazing! I have loved every minute I spent with her through zoom. She does an amazing job at giving you a lot of tools and resources to grow your knowledge outside of what she teaches you. She is very receptive to how you as an individual learn which is super great and makes the lesson feel that much more personable. Magen has made me even more passionate to pursue learning sign language. She has also set me up to be successful because of the amazing teacher she is. Thank you so much Magen, and to anyone looking to learn ASL, Magen is the best teacher around!!

Posted May 27, 2021

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Experience
American Sign Language Interpreter
Aug 2012 - Present
Freelance Contractor
3rd Grade Teacher
Sep 2017 - Jul 2020
Sullivans Elementary School
Adjunct Faculty - ASL Instructor
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
American University
Kindergarten Teacher
Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
Capitol Hill Learning Group
Middle School Teacher
Aug 2007 - Jul 2010
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Education
PhD - Deaf Education
Aug 2011 - May 2018
Gallaudet University
EdS - Deaf Education
Aug 2010 - May 2011
Gallaudet University
MEd - Multiple & Severe Disabilities: Deaf Education
Jan 2007 - Dec 2008
Georgia State University
BS - Early Childhood Education
Aug 2002 - Dec 2006
Georgia State University
Languages
American Sign Language
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certifications
Special Certificate: Legal
Dec 2015
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
National interpreter certification specific to legal settings.
National Interpreter Certification
Aug 2012
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Affiliations
Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Jan 2012
The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc. (RID), a national membership organization, plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language. In collaboration with the Deaf community, RID supports our members and encourages the growth of the profession through the establishment of a national standard for qualified sign language interpreters and transliterators, ongoing professional development and adherence to a code of professional conduct.

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