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Saturday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 307, JW Marriott

Creating Academic Pathways for Translation and Interpreting Studies

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Program arranged by the American Translators Association. Presiding: Caitilin Walsh, American Translators Assn.

Speakers: William Rivers, Joint National Committee for Languages; David Rumsey, American Translators Assn.

Despite stellar prospects for professional translators and interpreters, programs remain rare. Few language students attain excellent linguistic ability, and academic pathways desperately need attention. Panelists provide examples of programs, offer strategies for navigating departmental politics, and present resources for educators who want to introduce this stimulating world to their students.

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