POR 321 : Portuguese for Interpreters

This course develops Portuguese language skills to ensure oral competency in a variety of interpreting settings. Students refine their extensive Portuguese vocabulary and acquire abilities in terminology research, dictionary usage, and glossary building. Students engage in practical communication activities found in various community settings. This course covers medical terminology and also covers basic terminology used in the fields of human services and education. The course is taught primarily in Portuguese. Prerequisite: Passing score on the oral and written entrance examination for the Portuguese/English Community Interpreting program. Three lecture hours per week. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Human Expression. 3 credits Fall, Spring
  1. Show more confidence to face the real situation of interpreting.
  2. Compare and contrast important aspects of the oral and written Portuguese from Portugal, Brazil, Azores, Cape Verde and local communities.
  3. Use a variety of linguistic resources available for the interpreters: medical dictionaries, specific vocabulary lists, sites in the internet.
4. Employ an extensive Portuguese medical terminology.





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