SPA 321 : Spanish for Interpreters

This course develops students’ Spanish language skills to ensure oral competency in a variety of interpreting settings. Students refine their extensive Spanish 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 basic terminology used in the fields of human services and education. The course is taught primarily in Spanish. Prerequisite: Passing score on the oral and written entrance examination for the Spanish/English Community Interpreting program. Three hours of lecture per week. 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 Spanish from Spain and Latin American and Spanish speakers in the United States.
  3. Use a variety of linguistic resources available for the interpreters: medical dictionaries, specific vocabulary lists, sites in the Internet.
4. Employ an extensive Spanish medical terminology.





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