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TRANS 104 Technology for Translators & Interpreters • 3 Cr.

Description:

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.

Description starting Summer 2017

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: TRANS 101.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Understand PC Hardware in a very basic way, and be able to research, prioritize, and purchase the hardware that would be most appropriate to his/her own needs as a translator or interpreter
  • Use the Internet for effective research, and understand ISPs, FTPs, the Web, and Search Engines
  • Work with Microsoft Windows in order to: understand international settings, locale settings, and effective ways to input non-English characters in Windows programs
  • Understand the components of a good website and create their own basic page with HTML code, images, and internal and external links
  • Use several software programs useful to translators and/or interpreters for: desktop publishing, glossaries, bookkeeping, advanced formatting, etc.
  • Understand and research the choices regarding Computer Aided Translation (CAT) tools, and use several of them on a beginner’s level.
  • Understand the relationship between their software and choices and their clients, and exchange files with the latter in a number of ways

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000