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Are you intrigued by the world of translation and interpretation? Whether you’re a beginner in language studies, or a seasoned expert looking to begin a new career, the Foundations of Translation and Interpreting online course is your perfect introduction. This online self-paced course can be completed in just 8 weeks and is designed to assist you facilitate a successful start towards becoming a translator or interpreter.
Language Service Professionals: An In-Demand Industry
The need for Language Services professionals is growing at a rapid rate. With an annual revenue reaching $78 billion, the industry plays a vital role in the cultural and economic fabric of many societies.
Translation and Interpretation courses equip students with the tools and skills necessary to navigate today’s globalized world, and foster a deep appreciation for the role of language and communication in cross-cultural settings.
The Foundations of Translation and Interpreting course is designed for students who are just starting their language studies and are curious about the opportunities available in the language services industry. It is also a great option for advanced language students considering translation or interpreting as a potential career path. The course covers topics such as client management, cultural mediation, outreach, and other related occupations. Students who complete this course at MSU Denver can begin working in the language field, communication or language services industry, or continue in their studies on one of our available career pathways and pursue a degree.
Course is 8 weeks long, entirely online, and self-paced.
Receive a personal advising session with an industry leader.
You will enhance your resume with critical skills.
Pathway 1: Enter the workforce quickly. Complete the Foundations of Translation and Interpreting course and immediately enter the workforce.
Pathway 2: Continue your academic journey and earn a degree in World Languages, which allows you to increase your earning potential. You can find jobs in translation, interpreting, cultural mediation, outreach, and more.
Take the course to upskill your resume to advance in your career or discover a new passion.
The fields of Translation and Interpreting are introduced within the broader framework of Language Services – one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. Learners will gain deeper insight into the building of professional grade language services and will discover the wide spectrum of opportunities to apply their language skills. This course also explores how AI language translation is shaping and changing the role of a modern translator or interpreter.
Hands-on practices are designed within the framework of cultural competence and effective communication. Case studies are drawn from a variety of source languages, including French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, and Spanish among others. The examples represent a broad spectrum of texts, and include excerpts from sacred scriptures, world literature, policy documents, marketing materials, lifestyle publications, and the translations of Harry Potter. The course is taught in English.
The course is $395, with a $35 transaction fee per payment. There are no books to purchase.
Note: due to the course being self-paced, you can register up until March 1 and still complete the course by April 1.
Once you successfully complete the Translating and Interpreting course, you can immediately enter the workforce with newly learned skills. You will receive a digital badge embedded with the competencies learned. You can include this badge on your resume, LinkedIn page, portfolio, or share it with an employer. Students will also receive a certificate of completion.
Students can also convert the course to three credits and continue to an MSU Denver certificate or degree. See FAQs for more information.
Maria Akrabova, Ph.D. is the chair of the Department of World Languages and Associate Professor of Spanish. Maria received her M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics and Translation from Sofia University and her Ph.D. in Latin American Narrative from the University of Kansas. Before committing to a career in academia, she worked as a language consultant and a translator-interpreter. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors including the Mortar Board Award for Teaching Excellence, the Educator Contribution award from MANA: A National Latina Organization, and the CCFLT Kris Wells Creativity Award.
Are you ready to begin your introduction or career kickstart into the world of translation and interpreting? Enroll in the Foundations of Translation and Interpreting online course with MSU Denver and not only learn how to become a translator/interpreter, but gain necessary knowledge for a career in the language services industry.
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