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Translation and Interpretation: Terminology Management  

Interested in the field of translation and interpretation? Develop essential skills in terminology research and glossary building to provide accurate and consistent translation and interpreting services. Learn how to create a unique glossary of terms for every client, project, industry -- and for building your professional tool kit. Discover the best way to manage glossaries you create, while exploring other options  using translation memory (TM) tools to increase your workflow and efficiency in any language-service project. We will explore online references and tools to support your work. By improving your research skills, you can also save time and energy, increasing your productivity and profitability as a language services provider. Don’t waste your precious hours wondering which term would go better in a specific context anymore!

Learning outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Know the difference between a glossary and a termbase
  • Understand the importance of terminology management
  • Efficiently Create and use a custom/unique terminology management system with Word and/or Excel
  • Develop essential knowledge and skills of how to obtain specialized terminology lists and data online
  • Use online references and tools (e.g. bookmarks, links, search engines, etc.)
  • Advance research skills in highly specialized subjects such as legal, medical, international business, politics, etc.  

Who Should Take This Class?

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and the ability to comprehend English and another spoken language at an educated near-native level. No previous translation and/or interpretation experience required. 

  • People who are bilinguals or multilingual who are pursuing work as a professional translator or interpreter
  • Anyone who would like to start their own freelance business in the translation and interpretation industry 
  • Future translators and interpreters who would like to increase the efficiency and productivity in their work


Translation and Interpretation: Terminology Management
Item: 8235    Irina Spinosa
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   Online
Sessions: 5 W   Room: Online, , WA
5/19/2021 - 6/16/2021   Fee: $369.00

This course is a real-time interactive video conference class. You will use Zoom to connect with your instructor and classmates throughout the quarter. The instruction and information about course access will be provided by the instructor. A portion of this course may be recorded for shared learning and review during this course only, and any recordings will be deleted after the end of the quarter. A personal computer with camera and microphone is required. Learn from the comfort of your own home!
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