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Language and Translation Diploma in Professional Translation (Spanish 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 (Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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

Spanish to English Commercial Translation

Learn to translate business documents from Spanish to English and to facilitate communication among cross-border trading partners.

2018 Summer
1 section

Spanish to English Literary Translation

Hone your skills in Spanish to English literary translation by practicing with fiction and nonfiction from Latin America and Spain.

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

Spanish to English Commercial Translation

Learn to translate business documents from Spanish to English and to facilitate communication among cross-border trading partners.

2018 Summer
1 section

Spanish to English Literary Translation

Hone your skills in Spanish to English literary translation by practicing with fiction and nonfiction from Latin America and Spain.

JobFocus: Professional Translation

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

2018 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections