Community Spanish Interpreter

The Community Spanish Facilitator curriculum prepares individuals to work as entry-level professionals in basic Spanish communication skills who will provide communication access in interview and interaction settings. In addition, this curriculum provides educational training for working professionals who want to acquire Spanish language skills for education, social settings, and the workplace.

Course work includes the acquisition of Spanish: grammar, structure, and sociolinguistic properties, cognitive processes associated with interpretation between Spanish and English; the structure and character of the Hispanic community, particularly that of Latin America; and acquisition of communication skills.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs as para-professional employees with Spanish communications skills in educational systems or a variety of community settings. Individuals may choose from part-time, full-time, or self-employment/freelance positions, or apply language skills to other human service related areas.