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Dr. Marko Miletich

Assistant Professor of Translation and Interpreting
Modern Languages
College of Liberal Arts

UT Arlington Faculty

Marko Miletich obtained a Ph.D. in Translation Studies from Binghamton University in 2012. Prior to his Ph.D. He received a Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Translation from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 2007. He also has a Master of Arts Degree in Hispanic Civilization from New York University completed in 1991 and a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from Hunter College, which he completed in 1987.

He has worked extensively as a professional translator and interpreter and has developed curricula for several courses in translation as well as serving as a coordinator for Translation and Interpretation programs. He has taught translation and interpreting courses at Hunter College, Adelphi University and Montclair State University and several New York City hospitals. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Modern Languages Department at the University of Texas at Arlington.

His research interests included translation and interpreting pedagogy, gender in translation, community interpreting and literary translation. He has recently published an article on Service –Learning entitled “Serve and Learn! Creating a Service-Learning Course for the Translation and Interpreting Classroom,” which appeared in 2014 in The Journal of Translation Studies (vol.15-4).

Service Learning Class

SPAN 4343 Interpreting In Medical Settings (3 Credit Hours)

A study of different types of interpretation. Legal terminology in English and Spanish will be addressed with special emphasis on the diverse roles of legal interpreters as well as various locations where they are needed, such as hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices. Ethical standards of practice in legal interpreting will be examined. Prerequisite: SPAN 3341 with a grade of B or better. SPAN 4344 cannot be applied toward the B.A. in Spanish.


Academic Outcomes

Students will gain a deeper understanding of the professional standards and protocols needed to interpret

Students will gain a deeper understanding of ethical issues regarding interpret

Students will develop in critical thinking skills

Students will apply material learned in class to real problems

Students will develop an ability to work with others

Students will obtain a heightened sense of civic and personal responsibility

Students will acquire a sense of being connected to a community

Service Learning Project

Interpreting for the Immigrant Community

Partner: Agape Clinic, Dallas, Texas

1.      Develop and facilitate a 20 hour interpreting commitment with Agape Clinic

Students will interpret in person the Agape Clinic Agape Clinic (4105 Junius Street

Dallas, Texas 75246). Agape Clinic serves the health care needs of the immigrant population for free or at low cost. Students will agree to conduct at least 20 hours of service. Students will also jointly develop a glossary of most frequent used terms.

2.      Three entries on a Discussion Board, three replies to other entries

Students will post three short reflections on a Discussion Board regarding what was learned or used from the class. One entry must discuss an incident or situation that created a dilemma because a student was not sure on how to act or say.

 3.      PowerPoint presentation and final reflection

There will be a final PowerPoint presentation with another classmate(s). A final reflection about the service-learning experience will be required.

Product/Result: Student Reflections, Learning to Interpret, Interaction, Future Grants, Glossaries, Symposium Presentations (presented on Service-Learning at the II Congreso Internacional sobre investigación en Didáctica de la traducción, didTRAD PACTE, Barcelona, Spain, 8/7-8/9/2014), Publications (“Serve and Learn! Creating a Service-Learning Course for the Translation and Interpreting Classroom,” which appeared in 2014, in The Journal of Translation Studies, vol.15-4).

Essential elements of Service-Learning are academic achievement, civic engagement, and personal development.