Learn more about the field of Interpreting with a focus on three specialty areas. If you are fluent in English and either Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese, or Spanish, you may want to pursue a career as a bi-lingual professional. The session will include faculty from the three languages, and we'll discuss Boston University's language-paired program design.
Each fall, we enroll a new cohort of students into the Interpreter program. The classes take place on Saturdays in a sequence that builds skill over 12 - 18 months. They are taught by practicing interpreters. Students learn the skills and ethics of interpreting in three areas where interpreters play a critical role: Community, Legal, and Medical Interpreting.
An application and testing for fluency (written and oral) of Chinese (Mandarin), Portuguese, and Spanish is required for admission into the program each summer between June and August.
Students who are accepted into the program need to demonstrate fluency in both languages with a test ($50) and submission of the Interpreter Program Application.