This text is designed for a third or fourth year college Spanish course. It is an introduction to the history, theory and practice of Spanish-to-English translation (with consideration of English-to-Spanish translation). This text evolved from the author's experiences in seven years of teaching translation in the Department of Language and Foreign Studies of The American University. The emphasis is on general material to be found in current journals and newspapers, although there is also some specialized material from the fields of business, the social sciences, and literature. The 24 lessons in the text form the basis for a 14-week semester course. There is also a collection of exercises available from the author.