Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Learning Goals

Student interpreter Ronald Beimel preps before an event in Irvine auditorium.

Master your language aptitude, technical skills and cultural understanding with our MA in Translation & Interpretation program.

Language Proficiencies

  • Interpret in consecutive modes in a multilingual environment, at the conference level as well as in community level communications, such as medical, court, liaison interpretation
  • Provide high quality translation from one language to another
  • Independently edit and revise translation pieces

Tools & Technology

  • Be familiar with translation technologies including the Internet, tools such as terminology management software and translation memories, and be competent in their usage
  • Prepares quotes and budgets for a translation or interpretation project


  • Recruit translators or interpreters for a project
  • Negotiate with client on terms of assignment
  • Establish effective channels of communication taking into consideration cultural and linguistic differences and developing an ability to adapt to different situation and norms of interpretation