MATI Course descriptions

TI500 Introduction to Translation & Interpretation (4)

Principles and procedures for acquisition of skills in interpretation and translation of written materials. Includes an introduction to translation and interpretation; translation and interpretation preparation, procedures, and specialties; and work of the translator and interpreter.

TI510 Fundamentals of Translation (4)

Learn basic translation techniques and the process of translation. Includes a practical review of the English writing, editing, and proofreading skills necessary to produce clear and polished translations.

TI520 Fundamentals of Interpretation (4)

Learn the building blocks of interpreting, including analyzing, summarizing and paraphrasing, listening comprehension, shadowing, closure, and note taking.

TI530 Technology for Translators & Interpreters I (4)

An introduction to the equipment and electronic tools used by professional translators and interpreters throughout their workflow. Develop basic skills using, assessing, and choosing appropriate hardware and software including computer-assisted translation tools. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, bilingual proficiency.

TI531 Technology for Translators & Interpreters II (4)

To further develop the skills using computer-assisted translation tools as translators and interpreters.

TI540 Terminology Management & Research(4)

Students develop skills in terminology research, dictionary usage, and glossary building. Basic terminology in the fields of medicine, law, computers, business, and international trade are covered.

TI550 Ethics Practice of Translation & Interpretation (4)

Learn the ethical principles of the interpreter and translator in the business conference, medical, and courtroom setting.

TI551 Business Practice of Translation & Interpretation (4)

Learn the role of the interpreter and translator in the business conference, medical, and courtroom setting. Familiarize the student with current business practices, i.e., determining fees and negotiating contracts.

TI600 Translation in Specialty Areas (4)

Principles and procedures for translating specialty area materials. Includes health care, legal, commercial/business, and literary translation exercises.

TI610 Sight Translation & Consecutive Interpretation (5)

This course develops students' skills in sight translation and consecutive interpreting. Listening and memory skills, communication strategies and intervention techniques also are emphasized. Upon completion, students should be able to sight translate short written texts and consecutively interpret non-technical, interactive messages between two different languages.

TI620 Simultaneous Interpretation (4)

Study and practice of simultaneous interpretation. The course will includes history and use, theory, interpreting skills development, simultaneous interpretation skills, and issues in simultaneous interpretation. The class will start with a general introduction to simultaneous interpretation and follow up with a series of preparatory exercises to help students develop the concentration necessary for listening and speaking at the same time, master voice management, and master smooth delivery techniques.

ML500 Mission Translation and Interpretation (4)

Theory and practice of translation and interpretation in a mission language.

ML501 Simultaneous Interpretation of Preaching (4)

The student will practice simultaneous interpretation on the sermons by various pastors in mission language.

ML502 Cross-cultural Communication (4)

Study of culture, religion, a language of the mission field, with emphasis on the cultural aspect of every day conversation in mission language.

MP700 Translation & Interpretation Internship (3)

Graduate students participate in supervised ministry in a church or specialized ministry appropriate with an approved Olivet ministry affiliate for at least 8 hours per week. Emphasis is placed on the development of practical ministry skills through translation and interpretation, the integration of Biblical and theological studies with actual ministry, and the importance of theological reflection in this process.

CS500 Christian Service (0)

Weekly involvement in ministry with satisfactory completion of student's self-evaluation form and supervisor's evaluation form, as described in the Christian Service Program Handbook.

CH000 Chapel (0)

Chapel participation is required for the entire student community. Please refer to the appropriate section of the Student Handbook. Attendance will be recorded and a grade of pass or fail will be assigned. A passing grade in Chapel is mandatory for graduation.

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