Simultaneous Interpretation Program (Mandarin Chinese/English)

Program details

Format Part-time in Vancouver
Schedule Tuesdays 6:30–8:30 pm
Saturdays 1 pm–5 pm
Duration 2 months (17 sessions)
Upcoming term July 2–August 31, 2019
(No class on Aug 3)
Instructor Adam Haiou Tan
Learning materials Included in tuition cost. 

C$2,550 (non-refundable)

Tuition is the same for international students, permanent Canadian residents and Canadian citizens. 

Application fee C$75 (non-refundable)
Application deadline

June 15, 2019

Receive a 10% tuition discount when you pay by June 15, 2019. 

Enrolment is limited to 15 students, so we encourage you to apply early.

How will I learn?

Your training will include 50 hours of in-class instruction and practice and 50 hours of evaluated after-class practice. You’ll be assigned after-class skill-building exercises or simulated SI tasks after each face-to-face session. Your recorded assignments will then be submitted online and closely monitored by the instructor, who will offer feedback in the following in-class session. You’ll also be required to practise on your own outside of class through SFU’s online learning management system (Canvas) for at least 150 hours. 

How will I be evaluated?

Evaluation is ongoing throughout the program. You will be evaluated according to university standards on a combination of assignments, quizzes, in-class and online performance and participation, and examinations. The final exam will be in the style of the CTTIC (Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council) certification exam. You must obtain a minimum of 70 per cent on the final grade and miss no more than 10 per cent of classroom instruction time to successfully complete this course.