For educators, undergraduate students, and other language proficient individuals interested in enhancing their employment opportunities or seeking a career in translation and interpreting:
• Are you a language educator who has been asked to interpret in an educational setting?
• Do you feel that you have the advanced language proficiency necessary to interpret but lack the practical skills to do it effectively?
• Have you ever thought of using your language talents in new and exciting ways that would allow you to acquire skills that could add to your income?
If the answer is “YES” to any or all of these questions, then check out our courses that could expand your career opportunities! They also may count towards your MAT degree! (Check with your graduate director for approval.)
COMPUTER-ASSISTED TRANSLATION (1.5 CR.)
16:617:531:A1:01939 cross listed with 01:617:431:A1:02900
ONLINE; 5/30 - 6/23
This course conducted in English requires near native competence in two languages and basic knowledge of translation techniques. Discussion of translation memory, storage of term bases, and file maintenance for CAT tools. Introduction to major CAT software. Students may work in the second language of their choice, but must email instructor (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their language combination in translation before registering.
SEMINAR: TOPICS IN WORLD LANGUAGES
ONLINE; 5/30 - 6/23
This course is conducted in English and requires near native fluency in English and at least one other language. Discussion of Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice for Community Interpreters, overview of the profession, basic interpreting skills and intensive practice in the three modes of interpreting, cultural mediation skills, basic medical terminology and overview of the US healthcare system and the elements of a basic medical encounter. Students will do work in both English and their second language, but must email the instructor (email@example.com) with their language combination prior to registering for the course.