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Are you interested in studying German translation?
Want a professional translation qualification to prove your capabilities and boost your professional profile as a translator?
I've searched worldwide to find relevant courses.
Here you'll find:
The German to English translation online directory is organised by geographical region and gives details about the type of courses each institution provides.
As you might expect, institutions offering courses in German translation tend to be based in German or English-speaking countries.
Therefore this directory focuses on North America, the Commonwealth countries, and Europe.
A degree in German or German translation from a respected educational institution is a great basis for a career in translation.
The German to English translation online directory also includes organizations offering other routes to professional translation qualifications.
One good example is the Diploma in Translation offered by the Chartered
Institute of Linguists in the UK.
The Institute doesn't require you to take any official courses – you "just" have to pass their exam. (But I do recommend practising past papers at the very least!)
Prepatory courses for professional translation qualifications are offered by universities as well as private language teaching organizations:
And here are details about which European institutions are members of the European Master's in Translation network.
Whatever the route you choose, getting professional qualifications in German translation will require time and effort. So its worth exploring all the options in advance.
An important port of call will be your local professional language translation association, the body which represents professional translators and interpreters in your country.
Some, like the UK's Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL), offer their own professional certification.
All these associations provide guidance and information on working in the profession, and their membership requirements should give you a good idea of the level you should be expected to work at if you plan on a career in German translation.
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Institute of Linguists UK
I obtained the Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists in the UK in the Nineties. I studied for it (Evenings) in Dublin, Ireland at Kevin …
Studying for the DipTrans with Susan James Not rated yet
I studied for the Diploma in Translation using the distance learning service offered by Susan James. It worked for me. The course consisted of past …
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The university I am enrolled in is the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. (Madison also has a Translation Masters, but I am closer to Milwaukee). I chose …
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