Translation & Interpretation
Please contact the Director: [email protected] to make an appointment. You will have two hours to complete the exam, which consists of the translation of two passages, one from the target language to English and one from English to the target language. Dictionaries, glossaries, or translation aids are not allowed. The exam will then be given to a professor to grade on a pass/fail basis. You will then be notified by electronic and/or regular mail of your grade along with further instructions.
Interpretation Program (Spanish only)
All applicants must register for the entrance examination by the deadlines below. The entrance examination consists of 1 passage that is translated from English to the target language & 1 passage translated from the target language to English. The entrance examinations can be taken Monday – Friday from 9 am to 3 pm in room 1900 of the 25 Park Place building. Please contact the Director at [email protected] to schedule an exam. No dictionaries, glossaries or translation aids are allowed for the exam. The entrance examination deadlines:
- June 15 to meet the Fall semester deadline
- November 1 to meet the Spring semester deadline
Applicants who are successful in the entrance examination must submit completed applications to the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies Office by the following deadlines:
- July 1 (Fall semester deadline)
- November 15 (Spring semester deadline)
Translation & Interpretation Opportunities
There is the possibility of internships for students with reputable, professional agencies. Internships are NOT a requirement for the certificate in translation or interpretation.
On a number of occasions, students in the Spanish translation program have had unpaid internships working in a translation agency. They have all commented on how much they learned and how helpful this experience will be for them in the future.
- Spanish Translator at the Salvation Army
- Spanish Translator at Grady Hospital
- The American Red Cross – Volunteer Opportunities
Several students have participated in an unpaid legal internship program offered by the Dekalb Public Defenders office. They took depositions and interviewed clients under the supervision of a federally certified legal interpreter.
Director of the Translation & Interpretation Programs
Dr. Annette Cash