Please note we are no longer accepting new certificate applicants, but courses in this program are available until December 31, 2017. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Thanks to South Korea's increasingly visible role in the worlds economy, technology, and popular culture, we see growing needs for highly qualified Korean-English translators and interpreters.
The UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation for Business (Korean/English) teaches you fundamental translation skills, enhances your cross-cultural understanding and prepares you to work successfully in international and intercultural environments in any number of fields or businesses.
- Delivered part-time both in-class and online
- Requires completion of five courses plus a practicum
- Costs approximately C$4,600
- Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
- After this program you can expect to be a qualified professional translator and interpreter
Read about some of the benefits of a career in translation and interpretation in this Daily Hive Vancouver article.
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This part-time program prepares you to work as a qualified translator and interpreter for business (Korean/English). You increase your bilingual fluency and learn the finer points of cross-cultural communication with a focus on the business environment.
Students who successfully complete the program can apply for Associate Membership with the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC).
Who Its For
The UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation for Business (Korean?English, English?Korean) is designed for students who are already fluent in both Korean and English who wish to apply these skills to pursue a career in translating and interpreting. It also benefits those who wish to utilize these skills in their current professions:
- professionals with business and partnerships in Korea
- government employees such as immigration officers
- health and social care professionals
- social service professionals working with Korean clients
The program format combines practical strategies and theoretical knowledge gained through in-class courses as well as 100% online courses in order to promote shared learning in an environment that is dynamic and experiential. This certificate program is delivered through a combination of settings such as in-class work, online learning, and a practicum.
UBC Extended Learning strongly suggests that students have the following technology and expertise in order to keep up with the program and complete projects and assignments online:
- familiarity with basic Internet applications (email and web browser)
- a recent version of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari or other web browser.
Your computer operating systems must meet the following minimum specifications:
- PC: Windows XP SP2 Home/Pro
Mac: Mac OS x 10.4.
The translation and interpretation courses are designed to be taken in sequence, while the intercultural communication course may be taken at any time during the program. The practicum is the final component of the certificate program after completion of all coursework.
You should be able to complete all requirements of the certificate program within two years. The curriculum is subject to change.
|Required Courses||Format(s)||Next Offering||More|
|Korean Translation and Interpretation for Business - Part 1 (WT201)||In-class||
|Korean Translation for Business Part 2 (WT202)||Online||
|Korean Translation and Interpretation for Business - Part 3 (WT203)||In-class||
|Strategies for Effective Intercultural Communication (MC501)||Online||
Apr 19-Jun 1, 2018
|UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation for Business (Korean/English): Final Practicum (WT204)||
|Plus choose one of the following:||Format(s)||Next Offering||More|
|Introduction to Business Writing (AW589)||Online||Sep 26-Nov 17, 2017||More|
|Report and Business Writing (AW504)||Online||Sep 26-Nov 17, 2017||More|
Certificate program instructors are university-educated with experience teaching languages, as well as translating and interpreting in professional settings. They are able to offer insight into the realities of working as a professional in this field.
You can register and pay for courses on a course-by-course basis. Based on the current fee structure, total fees are approximately C$4,600 including the $500 non-refundable application fee. Course fees include all course materials.
All fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change. Fees may be paid by Visa®, MasterCard®, cash, money order or certified cheque.
Cancellation and Withdrawal Policies
If you would like to withdraw from a course, please submit written notice at least three business days before the course begins to be eligible for a refund (less a $50 administration fee). An email is considered adequate written notification. No refund will be made for cancellations received later than three business days before the course begins.
UBC Extended Learning is sometimes forced to cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment or other reasons. If this occurs, you will be contacted by email or by phone and a full refund provided.