Essential Language Skills for Interpreters

SPAN 702

This course is designed for highly bilingual students to improve language skills in both languages and elevate proficiency to professional levels.

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What you can learn.

  • Tackle texts, drills, and games with the objective of achieving higher and more sophisticated levels of expression while closing proficiency gaps between both languages
  • Identify common pitfalls, false cognates, and equivalent idiomatic expressions
  • Enhance language and cultural building blocks

About this course:

This is an optional, yet recommended course for students who have passed the fluency exam and plan to enroll in the interpretation and translation certificate program. This course is designed for highly bilingual students to improve language skills in both languages and elevate proficiency to professional levels. Students in this course work individually and in teams to tackle texts, drills, and games with the objective of achieving higher and more sophisticated levels of expression while closing proficiency gaps between both languages. In addition, students learn to identify common pitfalls, false cognates, and equivalent idiomatic expressions. Students work on enhancing language and cultural building blocks essential to be successful in the interpretation program.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Essential Language Skills for Interpreters.

Enrolled in CE0017: Certificate program in Spanish-English Interpretation and Translation

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