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ARCHIVE - Test Your English Fluency

  • 12/31/2025
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • On Demand


In this workshop, you'll be challenged to complete phrases and idioms familiar to any native English speaker, such as catch _____ winks;  caught _____-handed;  you snooze, you _____;  every Tom, Dick, and _____;  mum's the _____.  Can you interpret/translate sample sentences into your working languages?  If English is your second language, can you incorporate these idioms into your work?  Join us for a fun hour of idiomatic vocabulary-building.

Presented by: Colleen Keating

Colleen Keating is a freelance American Sign Language-English interpreter. She was previously a Staff Interpreter at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf and a Sorenson Communications Video Relay Interpreter. She has supervised and mentored many student-interpreter interns and early-career professionals, rated tests for the state of Wisconsin, consulted with interpreting agencies, served on multiple committees for the Wisconsin Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, and  developed her own interpreter-training workshops.

Prior to interpreting, Colleen taught English as a Second Language at the Wisconsin English Second Language Institute in Madison to young adults from all over the world.  She also taught in Germany. She holds degrees from UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee.

At home in Sharon, Wisconsin, Colleen is mom to third-grader Declan and wife to Bobby Beyer, proud 1983 graduate of The Wisconsin School for the Deaf.


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