Academics

Spanish-English Translation (Certificate)

 

The Program
The Certificate Program in Spanish/English Translation has been designed to meet the increasing local, national, and international demand for professionals, educators, and students interested in meeting the challenges of modern multicultural, multilingual societies.

This two-semester program is intended for bilingual (English-Spanish) speakers who wish to learn, improve, or expand their knowledge and skills in oral or written translation.

Participants explore the history, principles, theory, and practice of oral and written translation. They will practice the techniques of legal, medical, technical, general, and literary translation and learn to use specialized dictionaries and other essential reference materials. They will also improve their knowledge of English and Spanish syntaxes, morphologies, and semantic systems.

The Courses

The program consists of two six-credit courses.  All participants enroll in SPAN 408, Advanced Techniques and Skills for Translation, offered in the fall semester, and SPAN 409, Advanced Practice of Translation, offered in the spring semester.

Schedule Fall 2011
SPAN 408, Advanced Techniques and Skills for Translation
6 Credits
Monday and Wednesday 5:30-8:30PM
Fee: Please contact the Hispanic Studies Department

Spring 2010
SPAN 409, Advanced Practice of Translation
6 Credits
Monday and Wednesday 5:30-8:30PM
Fee: Please contact the Hispanic Studies Department

Award of the Certificate
A Certificate in Translation is awarded upon successful completion of the program and demonstration of excellence by successfully completing a comprehensive examination given by a departmental panel.

Admission Requirements
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 followed by an interview with the program coordinator.

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

To request 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

100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston MA 02125-3393
Phone:  617.287.7550

 

Margaret.Fitzgerald@umb.edu
Application form
Fact sheet

Or, visit the College of Advancing and Professional Studies website.

Applicants should return completed applications to Peggy Fitzgerald in the Latin American and Iberian Studies Department.