Undergraduate Courses in Chinese-English Translation

These course begin September 2018 and can be taken for one or two semesters. They have been created for two types of students:

  • Those from PARTNER UNIVERSITIES in China who ‘take home’ the credits they earn to their universities in China.
  • Any other individual who meets the admission requirements.

 

Partner universities

  • Nankai University, in Tianjin China
  • Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, in Guangzhou, China
  • University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, in Shanghai, China
  • Shanghai Maritime University, in Shanghai, China.

 

How to apply

 

Admission Requirements

Average: a cumulative average of 70% in at least one year of undergraduate studies.

Language Skills: IELTS or TOEFL scores that meet the UOttawa requirements:

Proficiency in Chinese, to be tested in the first week of class. The School of Translation and Interpretation reserves the right to hold a Skype interview or do additional testing.

Deadlines: March 31, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

uOttawa may reject a student proposed by a partner institution on academic grounds and/or in accordance with its standard admissions and/or enrollment policy. The partner institution may submit alternative students for consideration by uOttawa.

 

Study plan

FALL semester:

TRA 4950H: Chinese-English Translation
This course reinforces the knowledge the students have already acquired in translating into their B language (English) and further develops their skills, focusing on English style, and types of writing. The course consists of intensive and regular translation assignments, praxis in the translation of general texts and sight translation. (3 units)

TRA 4950J: English-Chinese Translation
This course reinforces the knowledge the students have already acquired in translating from English into their A language (Chinese). It further develops their skills in English comprehension and interpretation, and focuses on the meaningfulness of different text-types in English in order to render this into Chinese. The course will consist of intensive and regular translation assignments, praxis in the translation of general texts and sight translation. (3 units)

TRA 4950K: Chinese-English-Chinese Translation Praxis
The content of this course depends on teacher specializations. Any of the following topics may be offered: specialized translation, technical translation, subtitling, revision and post-editing, terminology/translation technology, sight translation, all focused on the language pair of Chinese-English.  (3 units)

TRA 3313: English Writing Techniques
This is an intermediate level course in English writing, focused on the needs of the end-user. (3 units)

One optional course in the Faculty of Arts (with permission of the relevant Department/Professor) (3 units)

 

WINTER semester:

TRA 4950L: Chinese-English Translation II
This course continues work in translation practice into student’s B-language, focusing on specialized and technical texts. Revision exercises are included. (3 units)

TRA 4950M: English-Chinese Translation II
This course offers advanced training in translation into the students’ A language, with a focus on specialized and technical texts. Work with Translation technologies is included. (3 units)

TRA 4950N: Chinese-English-Chinese Translation Technology/Terminology
This course trains students in terminological work with Chinese-and English, and the applications and uses of translation technologies and translation ‘environments’ for the everyday practice of translation between these two languages.   Work in information-mining is included. (3 units)

TRA 4950O: Consecutive Interpreting: Chinese-English-Chinese
This course trains students in the skills required for consecutive interpreting: public-speaking, note-taking, and interpreting. (3 units)

One optional course in the Faculty of Arts (with permission of the relevant Department/Professor) (3 units)

 

Fees

International students including students from PARTNER UNIVERSITIES pay international fees: As a reference, tuition for Fall 2018 are $14,158.46 per semester, and subject to change.

Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pay regular fees.

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