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Translation Skills 1: Japanese/English   

Class Overview

Are you bilingual and interested in learning professional translation skills? Whether you’re brand new to the field, or have some experience and would like training, learn about translation and gain experience doing Japanese/English translation in this hands-on class. 

Build skills in editing, proofreading and localizing using a variety of texts. Improve your linguistic research skills and learn how to efficiently produce a high-quality, client-ready translation. 
This course will help you apply your language skills to enhance the quality, speed, and accuracy of your translation assignments in a professional setting. 

Successful completion of our Translation and Interpretation Fundamentals Certificate program is strongly recommended, but no previous translation and/or interpretation experience is required. Learn more about our Tranlsation and Interpretation Certificate Programs.

Learning Objectives

  • Create a client-ready translation
  • Self-edit and proofread with a variety of texts
  • Improve your linguistic research skills
  • Use consistent terminology  
  • Complete small translation assignments within the set production time frame
  • Self-evaluate the quality of a translation
  • Collaborate with a translation team incorporating translation steps 
  • Reflect on criticism from other translators in order to improve the quality of translation

Who Might Enjoy This Class?

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills and the ability to comprehend English and Japanese at an educated near-native level. Successful completion of our Translation and Interpretation Fundamentals Certificate program is strongly recommended, but not required. No previous translation and/or interpretation experience is required. The age minimum is 18.

  • Students who have successfully completed the Translation and Interpretation Fundamentals Certificate program offered by Continuing Education at Seattle Central College 
  • Novice translators who would like to improve their practical translation skills
  • People who are bilingual who would like to become a professional translator or localizer
  • Professionals who are often asked to translate work-related materials for their customers/clients but who have never received translation training
  • Interpreters who wish to provide a translation service in the near future

 

 
Translation Skills 1: Japanese/English  Class in session. At this time, online registration is closed. Please check back next quarter. 
Item: Winter37213 Yuka Matsudaira
 

This class is held online by videoconferencing. It is led by an instructor(s) in real-time as an interactive class experience. To attend and participate fully you will need access to a computer or device with video and a microphone, plus high-speed internet connection. Instructions to access the class will be emailed to you by the instructor or staff member before the class begins. Note: part of this class might be recorded, for the students and instructor to use for review only; recordings will be deleted after the end of the quarter.

 1/26/2023 - 3/2/2023 Fee: $399.00

Number of Sessions: 5
Format: Online
Schedule: Thursday, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
No class on 2/9

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