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Sight Translation

Course Description

This six-week course in Sight Translation (ST) emphasizes the practice of reading a text in English and then effectively and efficiently translating it orally into Spanish. Students will receive a series of Sight Translation assessments, and are required to prepare technical glossaries in assigned areas throughout the course. Each week, students will learn useful ST techniques, acquire appropriate vocabulary, and solve problems of contrastive syntax. Specific topics will include principles of localization, equivalent structures, re-structuring techniques, and language interference. Students will also learn about speed-reading, delivery style, and interpreting lab practices. Materials include high, regular, and low-level texts, drawn from a variety of legal, financial, and technical sources.

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. This online course may include live webinars using an online meeting software called 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.

  • Details
  • $630
  • November 01, 2021 to December 12, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00174
  • ID/Units: SPANISH X427  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: FALL 2021


William Harvey, M.S., is a nationally recognized teacher, author, and motivational speaker, often considered by experts to be one of the best Spanish instructors in American today. He is founder and president of Language Services Institute, Inc., a successful on-site language school, which has had some of the most comprehensive training programs in Southern California. As a 30-year veteran of teaching Spanish and ESL, Bill has received national media attention from CNN, Spanish News Network, Time magazine, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. He is author of several books, including Spanish for Gringos, Ingles para Latinos, Spanish for Health Care Professionals, Spanish for Law Enforcement Personnel, and Spanish for the Construction Trade. Mr. Harvey has also gained attention on the internet, while appearing in numerous healthcare webinars and audio conferences. He currently teaches Spanish in a variety of healthcare facilities in Orange County, California.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbook information is available for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START11/01/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END12/12/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---