Part-timeLegal Interpretation and Translation Certificate (Mandarin Chinese/English)

Program details

Format Part-time online
Program completion 10 months
Program dates September 8, 2021–June 29, 2022
(Winter break: Dec 19–Jan 4)  
Schedule Wed. 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. Pacific Time
Sat. 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Pacific Time
See sample class schedule for details.
Course work Class time: 7.5 hours / week
Field training: minimum 6 sessions (15 hours)

10 required courses:

  • Canadian Law for Legal Interpreters and Translators
  • Comparative Legal Studies
  • Legal Language and Legal Terminology Management
  • Legal Translation
  • Legal Interpreting I: Consecutive Interpreting
  • Legal Interpreting II: Sight Translation
  • Legal Interpreting III: Simultaneous Interpreting
  • Professional Ethics and Conduct for Legal Interpreters and Translators
  • Freelancing and Career Development for Legal Interpreters and Translators
  • Field Training of Legal Interpreters and Translators
Cost C$7,950 (same for international and domestic students)
C$75 program application fee
Application info Deadline: August 29, 2021
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Application requirements
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Proficiency in English and Mandarin Chinese
  • Previous training or experience in interpretation and translation
See Application requirements for details.

How you'll learn and be evaluated

  • Learn in a cohort of no more than 20 students
  • Expect lectures, presentations, case studies and discussions
  • Participate in supervised practice sessions
  • Participate in remote field training by observing live court proceedings
  • Prepare to spend 2–3 hours per week on coursework in addition to attending classes

You’ll be evaluated on:

  • Exams and quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Participation

Complete all courses with an overall grade of B– (70%) to graduate with the Legal and Interpretation and Translation Certificate.

Technical requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for this course. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. For more information and technical support, visit About Online Learning.

You will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate fully in live videoconference sessions offered via Zoom Meetings.