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Language and Translation Diploma in Professional Translation (French to English)

This diploma program will no longer be accepting new applications.

Whether you are a novice translator exploring a new career path, or a practicing translator seeking a more rigorous educational foundation for your work, the Diploma in Professional Translation (French to English) is ideally suited to helping you to achieve your professional goals.

This comprehensive diploma will provide an overview of translation concepts and techniques, as well as hands-on training in the translation of documents from a wide range of fields: financial, commercial, medical, legal, literary, and other topics pertinent to today’s market. You will receive an introduction to the subject-specific knowledge and terminology required to work competently in today’s translation environment. You also will learn critical editing and proofreading skills. You will begin to build a portfolio of your own translations, an essential tool for all professional translators, and gain the confidence to handle assignments with speed and improved fluency.

In addition, this diploma will cover best practices of the industry and multilingual business resources, with a focus on interlanguage issues. Professionally, the Diploma functions both as a valuable qualification for employment at one of the numerous enterprises that require high-level language skills and as a path toward career advancement for those already practicing translation. The Diploma’s practical curriculum (two required language-neutral courses plus two French to English translation electives), duration flexibility (four courses taken in two to six semesters), and online accessibility, coupled with its competitive cost, make it an ideal industry education option for busy professionals who seek to enhance their education and their value to employers.

The Diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete the two required courses and two electives within two years.

Note: To be admitted to this program, students must pass a language proficiency exam—a 300-word passage that students have one hour and 45 minutes to translate from French to English—which is administered via email on preset dates.

For further advisement, please contact the Center for Applied Liberal Arts at sps.cala@nyu.edu.

Must be completed within

2 years

You'll Walk Away With

  • An overview of translation concepts and techniques
  • Hands-on training in the translation from French to English of documents from a wide range of fields
  • Subject-specific knowledge and terminology required to work competently in today's translation environment
  • Critical editing and proofreading skills
  • A portfolio of your own French to English translations
  • Confidence in your ability to handle translation assignments with speed and improved fluency
  • Best practices of the translation industry and multilingual business resources

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

REQUIRED

All Courses Required

Fundamentals of Professional Translation (Language Neutral)

Acquire a comprehensive overview of the field of translation studies in this language-neutral course.

+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Terminology and New Translation Technologies (Language Neutral)

Gain a solid understanding of the basic concepts and components of CAT tools and terminology management.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

ELECTIVE

Complete 2

French to English Commercial Translation

Learn to analyze and then translate documents from French to English that are related to business, banking, finance, and insurance.

French to English Advanced Commercial Translation

Deepen your knowledge of French to English commercial translation with this advanced course.

French to English Legal Translation

Acquire the skill and knowledge to translate a variety of texts and documents that you may encounter in the legal field from French into English.

French to English Literary Translation

Develop research techniques, hone your skills in French to English literary translation, and practice with selected works from the Francophone world.

OPTIONAL

JobFocus: Professional Translation

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management strategies in the translation field.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

General Admission Requirements

  • Resume
  • Two references
  • Essay
  • A bachelor’s degree or four years of professional experience

  • A passing grade on the Diploma’s language proficiency exam

Fundamentals of Professional Translation (Language Neutral)

Acquire a comprehensive overview of the field of translation studies in this language-neutral course.

+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Terminology and New Translation Technologies (Language Neutral)

Gain a solid understanding of the basic concepts and components of CAT tools and terminology management.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

French to English Commercial Translation

Learn to analyze and then translate documents from French to English that are related to business, banking, finance, and insurance.

French to English Advanced Commercial Translation

Deepen your knowledge of French to English commercial translation with this advanced course.

French to English Legal Translation

Acquire the skill and knowledge to translate a variety of texts and documents that you may encounter in the legal field from French into English.

French to English Literary Translation

Develop research techniques, hone your skills in French to English literary translation, and practice with selected works from the Francophone world.

JobFocus: Professional Translation

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management strategies in the translation field.

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections