California State University, Long Beach
- Continuing Education
- Professional Studies
About the Program
The Bachelor of Arts in Translation and Interpretation Studies OptionEnglish and Spanish
The degree in Translation and Interpretation Studies provides students proficient in both English and Spanish with an opportunity to develop and perfect theirlinguistic skills and cultural knowledge to pursue a career in the field of translation and interpretation. The areas covered by the B.A. in Translation and Interpretation Studies include technical vocabulary acquisition (legal, medical, business, technical, etc.), written translation research methodology (including the identification and use of primary and secondary sources), sight translation, and consecutive and simultaneous interpretation. The training covers memorization and concentration techniques in terminology acquisition and in both consecutive and simultaneous interpretation such as decalage and the incremental sentence. Instruction includes terminology and methodology resources, extensive use of the internet, court and medical transcripts and documents, video tapes, and numerous audio tapes. Students are trained in the classroom and in the new state-of-the-artsimultaneous interpretation laboratory at CSULB. Students work both individually and in groups in written and sight translation, and in the consecutive and simultaneous modes of interpretation, to prepare to work in State, Federal and Immigration courts, in the medical and business sectors, in civil legal litigation, forstate agencies such as the Department of Social Services, the Housing Authority and the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, the film industry, and conferenceinterpretation. The purpose of the B.A. is to provide students with in-depth training which is at the same time extensive and varied enough to make graduates highly marketable in both the public and private sectors. The B.A. in Translation and Interpretation Studies also provides invaluable training for students pursuing degrees in Business, Chicano and Latino Studies, Criminal Justice, Finance, Real Estate and Law, Health Sciences, International Studies, Journalism, and Political Science, among many other fields.
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The B.A. of Translation and Interpretation offered by the California State University covers legal, medical, business and technical fields, research methodology, sight translation, and consecutive and simultaneous interpretation. It includes the whole translator’s profession.
California State University, Long Beach1250 Bellflower BoulevardLong Beach, California 90840562.985.4111
Najia F. Kaddoura
(562) 985 – 4149 (wrk)