Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Alvino Fantini


ESOL teachers are often asked by their colleagues or school administrators to do translations. Yet few of them know very much about the profession of translator. This paper is designed to give them insights into the field of translation and what skills are necessary to be a professional translator. It describes three translator training programs in the United States and contains a proposal for a translator training program based on individualization through learning contracts. It discusses how candidates could be chosen for the program, how the program could be individualized, possible courses to be offered, and suggestions for implementation.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods