Japanese/English Translation Workshop

Program details

Format Part-time via online-supported delivery through August 31, 2021 (classes normally held in Vancouver)
Schedule Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9 pm
Duration 3 months (12 sessions)
Next term April 6–June 22, 2021
Instructor Naoko Uchida
Learning materials Included in tuition cost.

C$795 (non-refundable

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

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

March 23, 2021

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The process can take up to several weeks, so we encourage you to apply early.

Upcoming terms

Location Class dates Application deadlines  
Online-supported Apr 6–Jun 22, 2021 Mar 23, 2021 Apply online
Vancouver Sep 14–Nov 30, 2021 Aug 31, 2021 Apply online

How will I learn?

Your class will meet once a week in the evenings and focus on hands-on translation between Japanese and English. All sessions in this program, including your particiation, will be recorded on video and will be available to you after each session for viewing remotely.

To give you a taste of the industry, your assignments will consist of real translation projects and cover the most popular fields in the market:

  • Journalism
  • IT and localization
  • Health care and medicine
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Science
  • Technology
  • The environment

Most classes will be conducted in English. When dealing with specific translation of terms or phrases from English to Japanese or vice versa, classes will be conducted in both Japanese and English.

You will work in small groups on in-class assignments and receive immediate feedback from the instructor. You will also complete assignments outside of class that include basic translation practice and a final project.

How will I be evaluated?

Evaluation is ongoing throughout the program according to the university standards on a combination of assignments, quizzes, online performance and participation, and examinations. Course grade assigned will be letter grades. Your instructor will determine the evaluation method for this course. More information on grading criteria is available in your course syllabus.

To obtain a digital Award of Achievement in Translation at the end of the program, you must:

1. Successfully complete ALL required coursework and receive a passing grade (Pass mark: 60%, C). Our grading system can be found here.

2. Success in this program is dependent on your active participation and engagement throughout. To ensure your online learning experience, you are required to complete all assignments by the due dates, and to actively participate in online class discussions. You are expected to log into Canvas at least two times a week in order to review the course materials, complete assignments, quizzes and discussions as directed by the instructor and outlined in the syllabus.