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Samuel Lopez Alcala

Assistant Professor
Spanish and Portuguese

3146 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Samuel López-Alcalá was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1976. He grew up and attended school in the capital city of Spain, but moved with his family to Alcalá de Henares, a historic university town northeast of Madrid, in his early teens. In 2000, Samuel graduated with a BA in Translation and Interpreting from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (sponsored by the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus). Samuel Lopez-Alcala is an experienced translator and interpreter and has also held management positions in the Language Industry in Spain.

Research Interests

Translation history, translation theory.

Teaching Interests

Translator and interpreter training and the research and application of best practices for translation competence development.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Human and Social Sciences , Emphasis in Translation and Interpretation Studies , Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid (2012)
  • MBA-Executive, , Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid (2009)
  • Human and Social Sciences, Translation and Interpretation Studies , Applied Linguistics Course work in Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Spain , Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid (2004)
  • Translation and Interpreting, , Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Madrid (2000)

Licenses and Certifications

  • American Council of Education (ACE) and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE), Certificate in Effective College Instruction (2020 - Present)
  • ACTFL and BYU, Certificate of Participation in ACTFL’s workshop on “Developing Interpretative Reading and Listening proficiency” (2019 - Present)
  • ACTFL and BYU, Certificate of Participation in ACTFL’s workshop on “OPI Familiarization” (2019 - Present)
  • ACTFL and BYU, Certificate of Participation in ACTFL’s workshop on “Writing Guidelines Familiarization” (2019 - Present)
  • Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Certificate in Translation and Interpreting in Hospitals and Healthcare Centers (2002 - Present)
  • Consortium for the Training of Translation Teachers (CTTT), Certificate in the Training of Translators (2002 - Present)

Memberships

  • ATISA (American Association of Translation and Interpreting Studies) (2021 - 2022)
  • IATIS (International Association of Translation and Interpreting Studies) (2019 - 2022)
  • WHA (Western History Association) (2019 - 2022)

Courses Taught

Publications

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