Court Interpreting: Legal Translation

The workshop begins with a non-language specific session covering the features of legal language, the challenges of legal translation and the methods and techniques commonly used by legal translators. It then helps participants get hands-on experience, both in class and after class, translating legal texts between English and Chinese. The workshop ends with an English-Chinese and Chinese-English practice test.

This workshop is a must for those who plan to get into court interpreting and a refresher for exam takers who have already received training in legal translation and interpreting.

The workshop has four sessions that are designed to be taken in sequence. However, students have the option to register for sessions individually.  Students who have successfully completed all four sessions will receive a Court Interpreting: Legal Translation letter of completion.

Sunday, Feb 24, 1:30 -4pm
Legal Translation Session 1:

  • Features of legal language
  • Challenges of legal translation
  • Methods and techniques commonly used by legal translators

Sunday, March 3, 1:30 -4pm
Legal Translation Session 2:

  • Translating legal texts from English into Chinese

Sunday, March 10, 1:30 -4pm
Legal Translation Session 3:

  • Translating legal texts from Chinese into English

Sunday, March 17, 1:30 -4pm
Legal Translation Session 4:

  • Legal translation practice test

Please note that this workshop series, except the first session, is targeted towards Chinese-English/English-Chinese interpreters.

Course Format


Available Sessions

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Feb 24-Feb 24, 2019 | Sun | 1:30 PM-4:00 PM | UBC Robson Square | $85.00

Format: In-Class
Code: WT120W19A
Offered: On Sun
Feb 24-Feb 24, 2019
1 sessions
From: 1:30 PM-4:00 PM

1nstructor: Adam Tan


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$85.00 $4.25 $89.25

Mar 3-Mar 3, 2019 | Sun | 1:30 PM-4:00 PM | UBC Robson Square | $85.00

Format: In-Class
Code: WT120W19B
Offered: On Sun
Mar 3-Mar 3, 2019
1 sessions
From: 1:30 PM-4:00 PM

1nstructor: Adam Tan


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$85.00 $4.25 $89.25

Mar 10-Mar 10, 2019 | Sun | 1:30 PM-4:00 PM | UBC Robson Square | $85.00

Format: In-Class
Code: WT120W19C
Offered: On Sun
Mar 10-Mar 10, 2019
1 sessions
From: 1:30 PM-4:00 PM

1nstructor: Adam Tan


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$85.00 $4.25 $89.25

Mar 17-Mar 17, 2019 | Sun | 1:30 PM-4:00 PM | UBC Robson Square | $85.00

Format: In-Class
Code: WT120W19D
Offered: On Sun
Mar 17-Mar 17, 2019
1 sessions
From: 1:30 PM-4:00 PM

1nstructor: Adam Tan


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$85.00 $4.25 $89.25