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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Care Translation and Interpreting Graduate Certificate*

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General Program Information

Department of Foreign Languages

PO Box 70312, Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: 423-439-4264; Fax: 423-439-4448; email: rogersmj@etsu.edu

This program will prepare bilingual individuals who are fluent in both of their languages for a career in health care translation and interpreting. The program will be offered in the languages currently offered by the ETSU Department of Foreign Languages: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish.

Program Admission Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, the following materials are required for admission to the graduate certificate program:

  • Submit an application to the School of Graduate Studies by July 1, along with an essay of 150-300 words describing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the certificate program.
  • Pass a telephonic Speaking and Listening Assessment in two languages at the advanced level through ALTA Language Services. The test can be scheduled by filling out a language testing form on their web site (www.altalang.com/language-testing). Each applicant must pass two assessments at the advanced level, one in English and one in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. The oral exam must be completed and official scores must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies by June 14.
  • Applicants referred from the School of Graduate Studies to the Department of Foreign Languages will arrange with the graduate coordinator of the Department of Foreign Languages to schedule an onsite written exam by July 15 for fall admission. Applicants must also receive acceptable scores on the written exam in order to be admitted.

Total Required Credit Hours: 12 Credit Hours

Gainful Employment

*This is a Gainful Employment Program. For information about Gainful Employment programs, please see http://www.etsu.edu/gradstud/pdf/gainfulemployment1.pdf

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