Spanish Certification? Specifically TX

  1. Hello All!!

    Concerning foreign languages, is there any kind of certification available short of a degree? I wanted to minor in spanish but wasn't able to. My concern is that I LOVE the language and culture and the extra incentive but is simply stating you are bilingual on a resume enough??

    Thanks!!
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   IamRN
    It was for me. I don't think that anyone would require a degree in the subject.

    One hospital I worked at (in Big D) offered 0.25 cents more an hour if you were willing to belong to their list of people to call for translation services. You did have to pass a test to qualify, but they did not require a college degree in the subject.
  4. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from IamRN
    ... One hospital I worked at (in Big D)...
    Is the stated reference to Dallas? (Sorry, not from there.)
  5. by   mitchsmom
    The only other thing I can think of is if you take classes from a private language institute, I don't know if any of them have a certificate per se but you could say attended level C classes at so and so school of languages, etc. But I think bilingual is good enough at places I've always seen, unless you want to be a Spanish teacher or translator (my first degree was Spanish).
  6. by   nekhismom
    No cert. necessary. Just stating it is enough. But be warned, in some areas you WILL NOT get paid extra $$ for speaking spanish, and you will be required to translate regularly. It's part of the job here.
  7. by   zacarias
    Quote from nekhismom
    No cert. necessary. Just stating it is enough. But be warned, in some areas you WILL NOT get paid extra $$ for speaking spanish, and you will be required to translate regularly. It's part of the job here.
    Same here and I'm in Western Washington.
  8. by   teeituptom
    Never had any interest in learning mexican or spanish

    I did decide to learn American Sign Language
  9. by   zenman
    Posted by teeituptom: I did decide to learn American Sign Language
    What about Spanish sign language? And how do you sign while driving?
  10. by   purplemania
    technically, in order to work as a translator, you should be a certified translator. I believe there is some liability when a lack of certification exists in legal matters, like signing consents. There is info on the internet regarding this, but I don't have it available. Sorry.
  11. by   teeituptom
    Quote from zenman
    What about Spanish sign language? And how do you sign while driving?
    Not interested in Spanish Sign Language except how to order Tcaos

    And I sign quite well while driving, just cut me off and see the signs you would get

    Have you ever wondered why they have Braile keys on the drive though ATMs

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