Introduction to Translation & Interpreting

High-level overview of translation and interpreting

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Introduction to Translation & Interpreting

High-level overview of translation and interpreting

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Identify the knowledge and skills essential to a person embarking on a career in translation and interpreting.
  • Distinguish the role and use of interpreters and translators when managing or using their services.
  • Identify areas needing extra attention to succeed.
  • Describe the expectations for the Tombolo Translation & Interpreting Certificate program.

Course Description

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This introductory course offers a high level overview of the translation and interpreting field of studies and professions. This course is highly recommended for those who are considering the Core Translation & Interpreting (T & I) Certificate. The course is designed to help students learn about the professions and assess their readiness to be T & I professionals. This course is also for those who would like to work and manage translators and interpreters.


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Category guide

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Guide to the courses and certificate programs offered in the Translation & Interpreting category.

Next available start dates

Online — Evenings

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Introduction to Translation & Interpreting
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Total classroom hours

12 hours

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Evenings, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, 3 W - 9/25/2024 - 10/9/2024

Quarter: Fall
Registration for this course will open on July 31, 2024

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Instructor: Caitilin Walsh

Caitilin Walsh is an American Translation Association (ATA)-Certified French-English translator who delights in producing publication-quality translations. A graduate of Willamette University in Oregon and the Université de Strasbourg in France, and a past president of ATA, she currently chairs the ATA Education & Pedagogy Committee.

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This is a virtual hybrid course. Students meet virtually with their instructor once a week. They access the rest of the content via Canvas.

Students must create their Bellevue College NetID to access this course in Canvas.

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