Graduate Certificate in Translation and Interpreting (Spanish to English; English to Spanish)

Translating and interpreting well requires not only knowledge of both languages but also understanding of the source and target cultures. It is an exacting art that demands creative expression, philological precision, minute knowledge of historical and cultural contexts, and a nuanced sense of style in both the source and target languages.

The Certificate in Translation and Interpreting provides the rigorous academic training necessary for the professionalization of the prospective translator and interpreter. It prepares students to begin to work for an agency or as an independent contractor. Such a program could serve as a gateway to specialized translation studies in the legal, medical, and technical fields.

It will provide students who are already highly proficient in both Spanish and English with the background in theory, technical resources, and research skills necessary to work effectively. With the establishment of this certificate, University of Louisville will provide graduate students, post-baccalaureate students, and members of the community seeking professional development and additional credentials the opportunity to acquire:

  • an introduction to theories in the field
  • specific skills in various fields
  • hands-on professional experience
For more information, contact Dr. Lluís Baixauli-Olmos, director of the certificate.


  • Lluís Baixauli-Olmos, Assistant Professor
  • Simona Bertacco, Associate Professor
  • Rhonda Buchanan, Professor
  • Bonnie Fonseca-Greber, Associate Professor
  • Mary Makris, Associate Professor
  • Julio Ramirez, Professor
  • Jesse Roman, Professor
  • Madalena Sánchez Zampaulo, Consultant
  • Clare Sullivan, Associate Professor