Certificate in Legal/Court Interpretation (Spanish/English)
This program, first offered in the Spring 1992 semester, is designed to develop language skills necessary to perform as a Spanish/English interpreter in the legal field working 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 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 freelance basis.
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.
|FL 9901||Introduction to Legal/Court Interpreting (Spanish/English)|
|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 and on Saturday mornings 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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