Languages and Translation

Whether you want to conduct international business, discover your family heritage, explore new cultures or travel the world, the ability to communicate in another language enhances your experience and gives you the confidence you need to accomplish your goals.

Our conversational courses are offered in over 15 languages – from French, Spanish and Italian to Chinese, Korean and Japanese. We also offer 100% online courses in several languages in reading and writing, and translation for business.

Courses and Programs

Courses

Course Name
Arabic Beginner 1 (AA010)   
Arabic Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AA025)   
Chinese Conversation for High School Students (SI820)   
Chinese Translation - Part 1 (AM510)   
Chinese Translation - Part 3 (AM512)   
Chinese Translation and Interpretation for Business - Part 1 (AM420)   
Chinese Translation and Interpretation for Business - Part 3 (AM430)   
Chinese Translation for Business - Part 2 (AM511)   
Dutch Beginner 1 (AD010)   
Dutch Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AD025)   
Farsi/Persian Translation - Part 1 (AY510)   
French Academic Writing for High School Students (SI805)   
French Beginner 1 (AF010)   
French Beginner 2 (AF020)   
French Conversation for High School Students (SI800)   
French Intermediate and Advanced (AF045)   
French Lower Intermediate (AF030)   
French One-week Summer Institute at Point Grey (SI710)   
French One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square (SI740)   
French Three-week Summer Institute: Full Day (SI730)   
French Three-week Summer Institute: Mornings Only (SI720)   
German Beginner 1 (AG010)   
German Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AG025)   
German Intermediate and Advanced (AG045)   
German One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square - Beginner (SI760)   
Introduction to Spanish Translation (AS420)   
Introductory French (AF000)   
Introductory Latin (AL501)   
Introductory Spanish (AS000)   
Italian Beginner 1 (AI010)   
Italian Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AI025)   
Italian Intermediate (AI040)   
Italian One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square - Beginner (SI770)   
Japanese Beginner 1 (AJ010)   
Japanese Beginner 2 (AJ020)   
Japanese Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AJ025)   
Japanese Intermediate and Advanced (AJ045)   
Japanese One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square - Beginner (SI780)   
Japanese Translation - Part 1 (AJ510)   
Korean Beginner 1 (AC010)   
Korean Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AC025)   
Korean Translation - Part 1 (AC510)   
Korean Translation - Part 3 (AC512)   
Korean Translation and Interpretation - Part 1 (AC420)   
Korean Translation and Interpretation for Business - Part 3 (AC430)   
Korean Translation for Business - Part 2 (AC511)   
Latin American Culture (AS616)   
Mandarin Beginner 1 (AM010)   
Mandarin Beginner 2 (AM020)   
Mandarin Intermediate and Advanced (AM045)   
Mandarin Lower Intermediate (AM030)   
Mandarin One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square - Beginner (SI790)   
Polish Beginner 1 (AO010)   
Polish Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AO025)   
Portuguese Beginner 1 (AP010)   
Portuguese Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AP025)   
Portuguese Intermediate (AP040)   
Reading and Writing Chinese Characters - Beginner 1 (AM615)   
Reading and Writing Chinese Characters - Beginner 2 (AM616)   
Reading and Writing French - Advanced 1 (AF503)   
Reading and Writing French - Advanced 2 (AF504)   
Reading and Writing French - Advanced 3 (AF505)   
Reading and Writing French - Advanced 4 (AF506)   
Reading and Writing French - Advanced 5 (AF507)    
Reading and Writing French - Beginner 2 (AF500)   
Reading and Writing French - Intermediate (AF502)   
Reading and Writing French - Lower Intermediate (AF501)   
Reading and Writing Spanish - Advanced 1 (AS503)   
Reading and Writing Spanish - Advanced 2 (AS504)   
Reading and Writing Spanish - Beginner 2 (AS500)   
Reading and Writing Spanish - Intermediate (AS502)   
Reading and Writing Spanish - Lower Intermediate (AS501)   
Russian Beginner 1 (AR010)   
Russian Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AR025)   
Sign Language Beginner 1 (DS010)   
Sign Language Beginner 2 (DS020)   
Sign Language for High School Students (SI830)   
Sign Language Lower Intermediate (DS030)   
Sign Language One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square - Beginner (SI795)    
Simultaneous Interpretation (Chinese/English) - Part 1 (AM440)   
Spanish Beginner 1 (AS010)   
Spanish Beginner 2 (AS020)   
Spanish Conversation for High School Students (SI810)   
Spanish Intermediate and Advanced (AS045)   
Spanish Lower Intermediate (AS030)   
Spanish One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square (SI750)   
Spanish Translation - Part 1 (AS511)   
Spanish Translation - Part 2 (AS512)   
Spanish Translation - Part 3 (AS513)   
Turkish Beginner 1 (DT010)   
UBC in Guatemala: Learn Spanish and Explore Guatemala (AS870)   
UBC Translation and Interpretation Programs (Chinese/English) - Info Session (AM900)   
UBC Translation and Interpretation Programs (Korean/English) - Info Session (AC900)   

Programs

Chinese

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Chinese is a part-time program that helps you improve your language skills, enhance your knowledge of Chinese culture, prepare for travel and increase your career opportunities. LEARN MORE

Chinese Translation

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Chinese/English Translation teaches you fundamental translation skills, enhances your writing and editing skills, and prepares you to work in the field. LEARN MORE

French

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in French is a part-time program that offers you the opportunity to improve your skills in one of Canada’s official languages. LEARN MORE

French Language and Culture

UBC Certificate Program
The UBC Certificate in French Language and Culture will help you expand your French language skills and prepare for study, travel or doing business at home and throughout the French-speaking world. LEARN MORE

Korean Translation

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Korean/English Translation, delivered 100% online, teaches you fundamental translation skills, enhances your writing and editing skills, and prepares you to work in the field. LEARN MORE

Spanish

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Spanish helps you expand your knowledge of the Spanish language and increase understanding of Hispanic cultures. LEARN MORE

Spanish Translation

UBC Award of Achievement Program
The UBC Award of Achievement in Spanish/English Translation teaches you fundamental translation skills, enhances your writing and editing skills, and prepares you to work in the field. LEARN MORE

Spanish, Practical and Business

UBC Certificate Program
The UBC Certificate in Practical and Business Spanish helps you hone your Spanish language skills for a business environment. LEARN MORE

Summer Intensive Translation and Interpretation Residential Program at UBC

Program
The Summer Intensive Translation and Interpretation Residential Program (SITI) introduces you to fundamental translation skills, enhances your cross-cultural communication skills and prepares you to work successfully in international and intercultural environments. LEARN MORE

Translation and Interpretation for Business (Chinese)

UBC Certificate Program
The UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation for Business (Chinese/English) teaches you fundamental translation skills, enhances your cross-cultural understanding and prepares you to work successfully in international and intercultural environments. LEARN MORE

Translation and Interpretation for Business (Korean)

UBC Certificate Program
The UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation for Business (Korean/English) teaches you fundamental translation skills, enhances your cross-cultural understanding and prepares you to work successfully in international and intercultural environments in any number of fields or businesses. LEARN MORE