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Essentials of Interpretation

A required course in the Interpretation Certificate Program.

Course Description

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.

Prerequisite(s): None.

NOTE: This course may have live sessions via Zoom. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

  • Details
  • $630
  • March 27, 2023 to May 07, 2023
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00191
  • ID/Units: SPANISH X426  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SPRING 2023


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
START03/27/2023Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END05/07/2023Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---