Introduction to Professional Translation

Acquire a comprehensive overview of the field of translation studies in this course, which is suitable for all language pairs where English is the target language. This course sets the groundwork for all future translation study and provides a foundation on which to build your knowledge and experience. Learn how to use key translation resources, develop strategies, and edit translated texts while becoming familiar with the major theoretical and historical landmarks of the field. Leverage key translation tools, including bilingual and monolingual dictionaries, glossaries, parallel documents, and discussion lists, as well as other essential online resources. Topics such as breaking into the translation market, language service providers, invoicing services, time management, and ethical issues related to translation also are covered. Upon successful completion of this course, you will automatically earn a digital badge.

This course is delivered in an online, self-paced (asynchronous) format. The instructor interacts with students and facilitates group discussions within NYU’s online learning platform. There are weekly deadlines for lesson and assignment completion.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with the translation profession
  • The skills, tools, and fundamentals of effective translation

Ideal for

  • Interpreters, students, and professionals interested in translation
  • Those who are fluent in English and in another language
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.