Japanese/English Translation Workshop

Program details

Format Part-time in Vancouver
Schedule Tuesdays 6:30 pm–9 pm
Duration 3 months (12 sessions)
Upcoming term Fall Session: September 10–November 26, 2019
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

Fall Session: August 26, 2019

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

How will I learn?

Your class will meet once a week in the evenings and focus on hands-on translation between Japanese and English.

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 take-home assignments that include basic translation practice and a final project.

How will I be evaluated?

Your assignments will be evaluated and discussed in class. To obtain recognition from SFU at the end of workshop, you must successfully complete all coursework and meet the attendance requirement. (You may miss no more than 25 per cent of classroom instruction time.)