Spanish 382. Spanish/English Interpreting.

Course description:

Spanish/English Interpreting is an introductory course to the art of oral translation. During the course you will be not acquiring a certain knowledge but rather learning a skill. You will be developing basic strategies useful in community, conference, court and other types of interpreting. Current employment opportunities in the field of interpreting will be also briefly presented.

In class work will focus on learning and practicing interpreting techniques. Individual, at home, preparation – besides the assigned readings and interpreting exercises– will also include a strong terminology enhancement.

 

A very good proficiency in Spanish and English is required to enroll.  An interpreting novice should be patient, well-rounded, open- minded and always eager to learn about everything.  S/he can not be a perfectionist.