Mary Negrete
M.A. TESOL, B.A.

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Mary Negrete has over 20 years of experience teaching ESL, basic composition and grammar at the community college and university level. She also teaches Spanish to English translation and works as a freelance translator from Spanish to English. Negrete has been teaching in the UC San Diego Extension Translation and Interpretation Certificate programs since 2001. She is an academic coordinator for these programs.

I think that Alma Guillermoprieto says it best: “The best translators slip into the glove of a text and then turn it inside out into another language, and the whole thing comes out looking like a brand-new glove again.”
- Mary Negrete
Negrete, Mary

My Courses

Business Translation
Learn specific skills to translate a variety of texts found in a business environment. Learn about different types of business organizations, understand the language of contracts and gain...
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Entrance Exam
Students must pass the entrance exam prior to enrolling in either certificate program. The exam is a written assessment of your language skills in English and Spanish. In particular, it tests your...
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Grammar Lab

In this course you will take a diagnostic test to determine basic strengths and weaknesses in your knowledge of grammar and usage. You will complete 10-20 exercises online each week which are...
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Sight Translation: Theory & Practice
Learn the basic concepts and techniques of sight translation. Through text analysis, identify units of meaning, and the similarities and differences in English and Spanish grammar and writing...
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Translation & Interpretation Program Information Session
This free information session is designed for those who are interested in learning more about UCSD Extension's Translation and Interpretation programs and the profession of translation and...
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