Medical interpreter education is a fast-growing field in which learners sometimes receive inadequate feedback to help them improve their interpreting skills (Sultanić, 2021). This qualitative study focused on students’ perspectives on the different types of feedback given in a university Spanish medical interpreting course. Interviews and written reflections were analyzed to investigate what students personally considered to be the outcomes of the class and how feedback given in the course was associated with their development of interpreting skills and self-efficacy. Students reported that they found the most meaningful improvement through (1) guided self-assessment to discover gaps in their abilities, (2) collaboratively constructed knowledge through group discussions, (3) authentic practice sessions and access to an instructor who worked in the field, and (4) testing their skills in real-world encounters.
College and Department
Humanities; Spanish and Portuguese
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Brimhall, Allison Rebecca, "Student Perspectives on Feedback in a Spanish Medical Interpreting Course" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 9483.
interpreter training, medical interpreting, hybrid language teaching, student feedback