Are you a bilingual person interested in increasing your effectiveness as communicator? Are you already a translator/interpreter? This class introduces the field of interpreting, all the processes associated with interpretation: listening, short-term memory, semantic equivalence, visual and auditory processing. Emphasis is placed on developing skills necessary to generate equivalent messages between Spanish and English. Topics include specialized jargon, code of ethics and protocol associated with various settings. Now you can acquire an in-depth understanding of the basic concepts and theories to help you to communicate better in English and in Spanish while training your interpreting skills in a real working environment.
This online course will include live webinars using the online meeting platform on Zoom. The dates of these webinars would be determined during the first week of class. All webinars will be recorded and posted on the course website for those who cannot participate in the live sessions.
Students are required to log into the course one week before the start date to complete readings and assignments that will be reviewed on the first day of class.