Professional Spanish Interpreting in Educational Settings

Professional Spanish

Interpreting in Educational Settings: JULY 9 – AUG. 6, 2018

Certified interpreters are valuable assets in health, legal, and business professions, and increasingly our school systems are recognizing their importance in education professions. Untrained interpreters can find themselves facing daunting challenges in IEP meetings, parent-teacher conferences, or even orientation sessions. This program aims to develop a qualified professional interpreting workforce to improve the integration Spanish-speaking students and their families into the school system and into the larger Upstate community.

Formal training in translation and interpreting matters. Visit the Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters information on working with translators and interpreters and the American Translators Association Getting It Right guides for working with professional translators and interpreters. If you are a working professional interested in continuing education opportunities to build your interpreting skills, check out our programs for professional Spanish interpreting

About the Course
This 5.0 CEU, 50-hour Continuing Education program in Professional Spanish Interpreting in Educational Settings is designed for teachers, aides, counselors, and other educators working in K-12 schools, as well as college and adult education providers and bilingual community members who wish to develop professional interpreting skills to apply in educational settings. The program aims to help South Carolina school districts and other education providers meet the demand for professional Spanish interpreters to serve the growing communities of Spanish-speaking parents, families, and students in the state.

Purposes
  • Gain an extensive introduction to the theories, practice, and ethics of interpreting in educational settings.
  • Provide a credential for professional interpreters who wish to work in educational settings. There is no existing statewide or national certification program specifically for educational interpreters. Students who complete the professional interpreting program and pass the final exam will receive a certificate of completion from the University of South Carolina Upstate at the end of the course.
Who Should Enroll?

Participants in the Professional Spanish Interpreting in Educational Settings course should be fluent in both English and Spanish. Prospective students may arrange to complete the Spanish and English placement exam at USC Upstate’s Spartanburg or Greenville locations (call 864-503-5850 to make arrangements) and have a follow-up conversation with the course instructor to assess fluency and set up all students for success in the course.

WHEN:

Students will work online throughout the week and meet face-to-face from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. each Thursday from July 9 - Aug. 6, 2018.

WHERE:

University Center Greenville Room 117
225 South Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC
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TUITION:

$999

COURSE MATERIALS:

All course materials provided through the online course site. Participants will need a $20 subscription to GoReact for interactive online video feedback on interpreting activities and projects. GoReact is available through the USC Upstate bookstore at http://www.upstatebookstore.com. Find course materials for Summer 2018 under SPAN U400. 

WHY ATTEND?

  • 50-hour course to include theory, practice and ethics of interpreting in an educational setting
  • Earn 5.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course

*Please note: Participants should be fluent in both English and Spanish

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Maria Francisco Monteso Maria Francisco Monteso is a Spanish instructor at USC Upstate and a member of the South Carolina South Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. A certified translator and interpreter, Monteso holds a Master of Arts degree in translation and interpreting from the Universitat Jaume I in Spain.

For more information, please contact Maria Francisco Montesó at
864-503-5203 or mmonteso@uscupstate.edu.

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