Introduction to Translation Starts 3/31

The new quarter at UC-San Diego starts next Tuesday, and Judy is delighted to be teaching two classes. If you are interested in taking these online courses, which are part of the English/Spanish Translation and Interpretation Certificate, read on and sign up! All classes are offered on the highly sophisticated,  but user-friendly online learning platform Blackboard.

1.) Introduction to Translation: This five-week online course will introduce you to the basics of translation and give you lots of practical information. There's very little theory here. This course will teach you what to expect in the world of professional translation and will give you the building blocks you need to decide if translation is for you. There are two graded translations during the course and plenty of other exercises. No prerequisites.

2.) Strategic Branding and Marketing for Translators and Interpreters: This ten-week online course will give new interpreters and translators (and experienced ones, too!) the tools they need to successfully market their services and make a living in this highly rewarding, but also competitive industry. Most universities don't teach their T&I students anything about marketing, but UC-San Diego is leading the way to give graduates of the certificate these essential skills. Each week includes a PowerPoint with audio lecture on a variety of topics, such as online marketing, offline marketing, website, etc. This class has several prerequisites, so please make sure you are eligible to take it by checking the course program here

If you have any questions about these classes, Judy will be happy to answer them here. Just leave a comment below.


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