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Contrastive Grammatical Analysis of English and Spanish
Prerequisite:
A pass in the Screening Test. Practical overview of key grammatical patterns as they contrast between English and Spanish.
Course No. ML 790A
Section 50
Item Type 31591
Course Fee $600
Units 4
Dates/Location Saturdays, April 5 - June 14
CSULA -SH C165
Time 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Instructor Monica Almada (CCI) is a California Certified Court Interpreter and graduate of the CSULA LIT program. She also coordinates interpreting, translation and logistic services for a Los Angeles law firm.

Translating and Interpreting: Elements and Methods
Prerequisite: ML 790A.
Exploration of the processes and problems of translation and interpretation; overview of the translation and interpreting industries.
Course No. ML 790B
Section 50
Item Type 31591
Course Fee $600
Units 4
Dates/Location Saturdays, April 5 - June 14
CSULA - SH C171
Time 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Instructor Jorge Hernandez (CCI) is a practicing California Certified Court Interpreter. He is experienced in medical and telephonic interpreting, and in freelance translation.

Translation and Interpretation For Criminal Proceedings
Prerequisite: ML 790B.
Acquisition of the legal vocabulary and terminology related to criminal proceedings, with training in consecutive, simultaneous and sight interpreting.
Course No. ML 791A
Section 50
Item Type 31591
Course Fee $600
Units 4
Dates/Location Saturdays, April 5 - June 14
CSULA - SH C164A
Time 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Instructor Cynthia Parker (MA, CCI) is a practicing California Certified Court Interpreter and also holds Federal Court Interpreter Certification. She has been a practicing criminal and civil interpreter for over 30 years in State and Federal courts.

Translation and Interpreting For Criminal Proceedings (Advanced)
Prerequisite: ML 791A.
Further acquisition of legal terminology for criminal proceedings, with continuing training in consecutive, simultaneous and sight interpreting.
Course No. ML 791B
Section 50
Item Type 31591
Course Fee $600
Units 4
Dates/Location Saturdays, April 5 - June 14
CSULA -SH C172
Time 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Instructor Alicia Rankin (CCI) is a practicing California Certified Court Interpreter and also holds Federal Court Interpreter Certification. She has many years of experience in criminal and Civil court interpreting. She is also an active freelance translator.

Translation and Interpreting For Civil Matters
Prerequisite: ML 791B.
Expansion and development of legal vocabulary and terminology as used in civil proceedings and other civil matters including the translation of contracts; continued performative practice with key interpreting techniques.
Course No. ML 792A
Section 50
Item Type 31591
Course Fee $600
Units 4
Dates/Location Saturdays, April 5 - June 14
CSULA - SH C170
Time 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Instructor Aldo Ruiz Rivero (M.A., Lic.) is a Bolivian career diplomat based in Los Angeles. He is a lawyer, an expert in contract translation and a trained legal interpreter. He has taught comparative law at several universities.

Translation and Interpreting For Civil Matters (Advanced)
Prerequisite: ML 792A.
Continued development of legal vocabulary and terminology for civil proceedings, including interpreting for Administrative Hearings; interpreting performance practice with memory enhancement and concentration techniques.
Course No. 792B
Section 50
Item Type 31591
Course Fee $600
Units 4
Dates/Location Saturdays, April 5 - June 14
CSULA - SH C169
Time 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Instructor Charles Gray (CCI, BA, La Universidad Equinoccial, Ecuador) is a California Certified Court Interpreter with considerable experience in the Superior Courts. He has a particular interest in the live use of information technology applications by interpreters and translators.

Lab Practicum for Legal Interpreting Exams
Prerequisite: ML 792B or instructor permission.
Preparation for the oral court interpreter exam through performancemeasured intensive practice in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting; review of previously taught criminal-proceedings material.
Course No. ML 793
Section 50
Item Type 31591
Course Fee $600
Units 4
Dates/Location Saturdays, April 5 - June 14
CSULA - GE 219
Time 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Instructor Patricia Torres (CCI) is a practicing California Certified Court Interpreter. She also has considerable experience in the use of computers and laboratory equipment for language purposes, from transcription to film dubbing.

Advanced Interpreting Review
Prerequisite: ML 793 0r special permission of the CESIP coordinator.
Practice-based maintenance and refinement of skills for professional work in interpreting and translation. Ongoing preparation for related certification examinations. Lecture review of industry segments and trends. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 units. Grading System: CR/NC
Course No. ML 795
Section 50
Item No 31591
Course Fee $450
Units 3
Dates/Location Saturdays, April 5 - June 14
CSULA - KH D1041
Time 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Instructor Monica Almada (CCI) is a California Certified Court Interpreter and graduate of the CSULA LIT program. She also coordinates interpreting, translation and logistic services for a Los Angeles law firm.

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