Spanish in Professional Environments
College of Liberal Arts
Languages, Literatures and Cultures
used to make recommendations to improve the services offered to Spanish speakers in these areas.
Goals, Scope and Objectives:
In this part of the internship, the intern will assist in interviewing professionals (in English) in these fields about the interaction they have with Spanish speakers and their language skill needs in their particular professions. The intern will also assist in interviewing Spanish-speaking community members (in Spanish) about their interactions with professionals in these fields. These interviews will then be transcribed and the needs of specific professions will be categorized. The internship will also consist of reading a variety of pertinent literature pertaining to research in this field. The objectives of this research are to better understand how and when professionals in these careers need and use Spanish in professional interactions. Other internship duties may include Spanish/English translation.