Over January Term and Spring semester of 2009, five Japanese majors and Dr. Christopher Keaveney translated descriptions of planes and helicopters from English into Japanese for the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. These translations were compiled into a book for guests to borrow as they tour the museum. Click here to watch a video about their project.
Language in Motion: Linfield is part of Language in Motion in the Northwest consortium, led by Willamette University. Participating schools include Lewis & Clark College and Pacific University. With the generous support from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Language in Motion: Linfield was established in 2013. Language in Motion is an innovative and cooperative outreach program in which study-abroad returnees, international students, and advanced language students create language and cultural activities for presentation at local schools.
For more info, please visit Language in Motion: Linfield page.
Linfield students have the opportunity to serve as tour language assistants for specialty tours in the Portland area. The main role is to work with a tour guide as an interpreter for Japanese visitors participating in tours in the Portland area. Students receive some training and participate in a tour themselves prior to doing the translation work. These paid positions provide students interested in translation with a rare opportunity to interact with native speakers of the language of study and to translate in a real-life situation.