A required course in the Interpretation Certificate Program.
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.
Prerequisite(s): SPANISH X426 Essentials of Interpretation
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.