Title of Presentation or Performance

Creating a Language Bridge for Spanish Speakers with Limited English Language Skills

Presenter and Advisor Information

Guadalupe Hernandez, Illinois Wesleyan University

Type of Submission (Archival)

Event

Faculty Advisor

Carolyn Nadeau

Expected Graduation Date

2018

Location

Room E103, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan Universit

Start Date

4-21-2018 10:00 AM

End Date

4-21-2018 11:00 AM

Disciplines

Education

Abstract

For my SPAN 397 internship in fall 2017, I worked in the interpretation office at Western Avenue Community Center in Bloomington, IL for those Spanish speakers with limited English language skills. I have been able to see the necessity of having someone that knows English present during different appointments like medical, counseling, court, therapy, and during other scenarios. The focus of my talk will be an analysis of how a language barrier impacts an individual in various areas of his/her life like health, education, and legal issues.

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Creating a Language Bridge for Spanish Speakers with Limited English Language Skills

Room E103, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan Universit

For my SPAN 397 internship in fall 2017, I worked in the interpretation office at Western Avenue Community Center in Bloomington, IL for those Spanish speakers with limited English language skills. I have been able to see the necessity of having someone that knows English present during different appointments like medical, counseling, court, therapy, and during other scenarios. The focus of my talk will be an analysis of how a language barrier impacts an individual in various areas of his/her life like health, education, and legal issues.