Sight Translation

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the fundamental skill of sight translation. Students will learn how to comply with the legal equivalence requirements of this mode of interpretation. There will be an emphasis on reviewing the necessary reading comprehension skills, acquiring the ability to analyze text upon first reading, acquiring vocabulary research skills, expanding vocabulary and understanding the role of the interpreter. Students will practice paraphrasing, chunking, prediction, and expanding and condensing exercises to finally develop the skills necessary for performing sight translation of complex texts.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
47595 MAND 54 01Z ··W···· 06:30 PM-08:45 PM Yang Shao ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2024-04-08 to 2024-06-28.
MAND-054.-01Z: Fully ONLINE. This is an online class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4.5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4.5
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

ESL D272. and ESL D273., or ESL D472. and ESL D473., or eligibility for EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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