Simon Fraser University’s Interpretation and Translation Diploma (Mandarin Chinese/English) is an eight-month, full-time professional training program that focuses on practical interpretation and translation courses, on-location practice sessions, and English-language upgrading. Throughout the program, we emphasize cross-cultural analysis and understanding.
The program is ideal for a variety of people:
- Bilinguals who would like to begin careers in Mandarin Chinese/English interpretation and/or translation
- Professional Mandarin Chinese/English interpreters and/or translators who would like to sharpen their skills and/or pursue certification
- Mandarin Chinese/English speakers who work or would like to work in international development, international business, or another global industry that requires cultural and linguistic fluency
- Anyone with an academic interest in English, Mandarin Chinese and cross-cultural communication