College of Extended Learning
Dean: Peter Dewees
Legal/Court Interpretation Program (Spanish/English)
SFSU Downtown Center
425 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Program Director: Lee Gallery
Certificate in Legal/Court Interpretation
This program, first offered in the Spring 1992 semester, is designed to develop language skills necessary for performance as a Spanish/English interpreter in the legal field for service in the courts, administrative hearings, and in the private sector. It is specifically aimed at assisting participants to pass the state court certification examination.
Faculty are all adjunct instructors who are certified state and federal court interpreters.
Certified Spanish/English interpreters are in heavy demand in the courts and administrative agencies at the county, state, and federal levels. Interpreters are self-employed and contract with courts and agencies for specific cases. In addition, law firms and corporations doing business abroad often use certified interpreters on a free-lance basis.
CERTIFICATE IN LEGAL/COURT INTERPRETATION (SPANISH/ ENGLISH)
Admission to the Program
Admission requirements are 56 units of prior semester units (B.A. preferred) and a high level of bilingual/biliterate ability. A written test is required before admission.
All courses are required; there are no electives. For complete course descriptions, contact the program director. All courses listed are offered for three units unless otherwise noted.
FL 9901 Introduction to Legal/Court Interpreting
FL 401 Sight Translation
FL 403 Consecutive Interpretation I
FL 405 Consecutive Interpretation II
FL 407 Simultaneous Interpretation I (with laboratory)
FL 409 Simultaneous Interpretation II (with laboratory)
Courses are offered in the evenings at the SFSU Downtown Center except for the two laboratory courses offered at the main campus.
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 (415) 338-1111
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