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Program Information

Courses

The program comprises two six-credit courses. All participants enroll in:

SPAN408 Advanced Techniques and Skills for Translation
Development of the basic techniques and skills needed for translation. Emphasis on translation into the native language with some practice in the opposite direction. Methods of contrastive linguistics to analyze pertinent aspects of language structure, involving syntax, vocabulary and style, are employed. Students are given ample opportunity to apply these techniques through a series of translation assignments, which form the basis for class discussion. Offered in the Fall semester.

SPAN409 Advanced Practice of Translation
Practice in translating a variety of genres and styles, both literary and non-literary. Students have the opportunity to analyze critically, and to resolve creatively, the problems involving such issues in translation as context, register, tone, and audience. Emphasis is on translating into the native language (English/Spanish), but considerable practice is given in the non-native language. Offered in the Spring semester.

Admission Information

Students wishing to participate in the Certificate in Spanish/English Translation must complete an application form, available from the Latin American and Iberian Studies Department.

To be admitted to the program, participants must pass a language proficiency test. This may be followed by an interview with the program coordinator.

Applicants should complete their admissions requirements by August to meet registration deadlines.

Contact Us

For application materials, or for information about application procedures, program fees, or registration, please contact:

Peggy Fitzgerald, Latin American and Iberian Studies Department
University of Massachusetts Boston
McCormack Hall, 4th floor, Room 618
100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125-3393
Tel 617.287.7550
margaret.fitzgerald@umb.edu

For more information, please contact:
Peggy Fitzgerald
Tel 617.287.7550
margaret.fitzgerald@umb.edu

Mailing Address:
Latin American and Iberian Studies Department
University of Massachusetts Boston
McCormack Hall, 4th floor, Room 618
100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston, MA 02125-3393