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Graduate Certificate in Court Interpreting

15 hour proGrAm

The Graduate Certificate in Court Interpreting responds to the increasing demand of applied language courses among past, current and future graduate students in the M.A. Spanish program and the M.A.I.S. program with a concentration in Spanish. This program can also be taken online.

The program seeks to appeal both to practicing professionals and candidates who aim to obtain high-end interpreting abilities in the court and judiciary areas (translation of legal documents, simultaneous and consecutive interpreting). This program is offered 100% online using video streaming technology.

Admission requirements

Evidence of academic achievement and potential for advanced study and research is required for graduate admission. Admission requirements for the Certificate in Court Interpreting are:

  • Entry interview
  • Letter of recommendation from the student’s undergraduate faculty advisor
  • Satisfactory performance on the Spanish essay
  • Satisfactory performance essay on the translation of a document from English to Spanish and from Spanish to English

Notification of decision on graduate admissions is made by the Office of Graduate Studies based on the admission criteria and recommendation of the academic department. Information related to application procedures and deadlines is available through the Office of Graduate Studies. Visit utb.edu/graduatestudies

internAtionAL students

International students wishing to pursue online degrees are not eligible for an F1 or F3 student visa.

required Courses: 15 hours

The Graduate Certificate in Court Interpreting requires the completion of 15 graduate semester credit hours in translation courses under one or more rubrics (SPAN/TRSP) with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Core Course (3 Semester Credit Hours)
TRSP/SPAN 6320 Translation Workshop: English to Spanish OR
TRSP/SPAN 6322 Translation Workshop: Spanish to English
AND
TRSP/SPAN 6334 Translation of Legal Texts
INTG 6376 Consecutive Interpreting
INTG 6377 Simultaneous Interpreting
INTG 6378 Court Interpreting

required Courses

TRSP/SPAN 6320 Translation Workshop: English-Spanish
Intensive review of translation techniques and practice of translation from English into Spanish covering a variety of text typologies, including but not limited to general informative texts, literary texts and technical texts. Taught in SPanish. All papers and examinations in Spanish. Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3332 or TRSP/SPAN 3333 or instructor’s approval. Lec 3, Cr 3.

TRSP/SPAN 6322 Translation Workshop: Spanish-English
Intensive review of translation techniques and intensive practice of translation from Spanish into English covering a variety of text typologies, including but not limited to general informative texts, literary texts, and technical texts. Taught in Spanish and English. Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3332 or TRSP/SPAN 3333 or instructor’s approval Lec 3, Cr 3.

TRSP/SPAN 6334 Translation of Legal Texts
Intensive practice of translation with texts of legal and judiciary nature, from English into Spanish and vice versa, with close attention to national and international legal systems. Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3332 or TRSP/SPAN 3333 or TRSP/SPAN 6320 or TRSP/SPAN 6322 Lec 3, Cr 3

INTG 6376 Consecutive Interpreting
Intensive practice in consecutive interpreting with close reference to actual usages among professional interpreters in the United States. Prerequisites: INTG 4366 or INTG 4367 or TRSP/SPAN 6320 or TRSP/SPAN 6322 or instructor approval Lec 3, Cr 3

INTG 6377 Simultaneous Interpreting
Intensive practice in simultaneous interpreting with close reference to actual usages among professional interpreters in the United States. Prerequisites: INTG 4366 or INTG 4367 or INTG 6376 or TRSP/SPAN 6320 or TRSP/SPAN 6322 or instructor approval Lec 3, Cr 3.

INTG 6378 Court Interpreting
Intensive study and practice of sight translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting with reference to judiciary application. Prerequisites: INTG 4366 or INTG 4367 or INTG 6376 or INTG 6377 or instructor approval Lec 3, Cr 3.​

Contact Information

Translation and Interpreting Office
(T&iO: www.utb-translation.org)
Department of Modern Languages
The University of Texas at Brownsville
e-mail: tio@utb.edu
Ph.: 956-882-8215​

Contact Information

José Dávila-Montes
956-882-8215
jose.davila@utb.edu

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