• Workplace Spanish

    This is a post-AP Spanish course for students who have demonstrated, whether through heritage learning or completion of AP Spanish, advanced proficiency levels of listening, speaking, reading and writing Spanish.  The course consists of one semester of instruction in the medical interpreting field and one semester of legal interpreting.

    Students learn about Medical and Legal Ethics, advanced Medical and Legal Terminology, and Consecutive, Simultaneous and Sight Interpreting.  Successful completion of the course may lead to certification as an interpreter in a variety of community and/or professional fields.  Workplace Spanish is the culminating course of a pathway to a career upon high school graduation if students are successful on all components. Our innovative curriculum is one that goes beyond the classroom to include extensive and authentic experiences within the medical and legal interpreting community, both in the classroom and the workplace.  Fulton County Schools is the only K-12 public school system whose curriculum is approved by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters to fulfill the 40-hour training course requirement for certification.

    Workplace Spanish is currently offered at Centennial High School.  For more information, contact Ms. Jamie Patterson, World Languages Program Specialist, at patterson@fultonschools.org.