AP Spanish students are no substitute for professional interpreters

Episode 219 September 19, 2022 00:05:00
AP Spanish students are no substitute for professional interpreters
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AP Spanish students are no substitute for professional interpreters

Sep 19 2022 | 00:05:00

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Marjolein Groot Nibbelink Nico Palomo Eddie Arrieta

Show Notes

When a group of Advanced Placement (AP) Spanish students in Martha’s Vineyard stepped in to act as impromptu interpreters for non-English-speaking migrants last week, mainstream media outlets presented it as a touching, good Samaritan-esque detail in part of a larger, more unsettling story. However, professional interpreters and others working in language services raised a couple of eyebrows at the detail. 

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