The relevance of implementing a Bachelor of Arts in English with Specialization in Translation, Interpretation, or Tourism in the Foreign Language Department of the University of El Salvador

Segura Osorio, Wilson Ernesto and Recinos Chacón,, María de los Ángeles and Ferrer Sarceño, Alfonso Isaac (2020) The relevance of implementing a Bachelor of Arts in English with Specialization in Translation, Interpretation, or Tourism in the Foreign Language Department of the University of El Salvador. Bachelor thesis, Universidad de El Salvador.

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Abstract

The University of El Salvador through the Foreign Language Department is currently offering to the Salvadoran society two Bachelor degrees, these are the Bachelor of Arts in English with Emphasis in Teaching, and the Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages with Especialization in English and French. Despite the fact that the Bachelor of Arts in English with Emphasis in Teaching has a great demand every year, it is also important to mention that some of the students opt to specialize themselves in other areas of the English language because they do not have other options. In that sense, the present study attempted to reach if the implementation of a new Bachelor of Arts in English is necessary to prepare future professionals in areas such as Translation, Interpretation or Tourism. This research was also motivated to help future professionals to fulfil the demands of companies looking for professionals in those areas in the current labor market as well as to discover the labor necessities of future professional of the current Bachelor of Arts in English with Emphasis in Teaching. The instruments to collect the data involved interviews and surveys administered to recruitment specialists of companies that offer English services to their customers in other countries, and students of the Bachelor of Arts in English with Emphasis in Teaching who were coursing the fifth year during the semester II 2019. In addition, the results suggested that even though most of the students agreed with the current Bachelor they were studying, there were many students that were interested in specializations such as translation, interpretation, or tourism. Besides, this research pretends to make a contribution for the improvement and the diversification of the specializations in the Department of Foreign Languages of the University of El Salvador.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor)
Uncontrolled Keywords: English ; French ; Teaching ; Translation ; Interpretation
Subjects: 400 Lenguas > 420 Inglés e inglés antiguo
400 Lenguas > 440 Lenguas romances. Francés
Divisions: Facultad de Ciencias y Humanidades > Licenciatura en Idioma Inglés Opción Enseñanza
Depositing User: Rina Mirian Rodriguez De Aquino
Date Deposited: 03 May 2021 15:18
Last Modified: 03 May 2021 15:26
URI: https://ri.ues.edu.sv/id/eprint/23265

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