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
Award of Achievement in Spanish-English Translation Final Project (WT304)   
Chinese Translation and Interpretation for Business - Part 1 (WT101)   
Chinese Translation and Interpretation for Business - Part 3 (WT103)   
Chinese Translation for Business Part 2 (WT102)    
Chinese Translation Part 1 (WT100)   
Chinese Translation Part 3 (WT104)   
Dutch Beginner 1 (AD010)   
Dutch Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AD025)   
French Beginner 1 (AF010)   
French Beginner 2 (AF020)   
French Intermediate and Advanced (AF045)   
French Lower Intermediate (AF030)   
German Beginner 1 (AG010)   
German Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AG025)   
German Intermediate and Advanced (AG045)   
Introductory French (AF000)   
Italian Beginner 1 (AI010)   
Italian Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AI025)   
Italian Intermediate and Advanced (AI045)   
Japanese Beginner 1 (AJ010)   
Japanese Beginner 2 (AJ020)   
Japanese Lower Intermediate and Intermediate (AJ040)   
Japanese Translation Part 1 (WT401)   
Korean Beginner 1 (AC010)   
Korean Translation and Interpretation for Business - Part 1 (WT201)   
Korean Translation and Interpretation for Business - Part 3 (WT203)   
Korean Translation for Business Part 2 (WT202)   
Latin American Culture (AS616)   
Mandarin Beginner 1 (AM010)   
Mandarin Beginner 2 (AM020)   
Mandarin Intermediate and Advanced (AM045)   
Mandarin Lower Intermediate (AM030)   
Portuguese Beginner 1 (AP010)   
Portuguese Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AP025)   
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 - 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)   
Sign Language Beginner 1 (DS010)   
Sign Language Beginner 2 (DS020)   
Sign Language Lower Intermediate (DS030)   
Spanish Beginner 1 (AS010)   
Spanish Beginner 2 (AS020)   
Spanish Intermediate and Advanced (AS045)   
Spanish Lower Intermediate (AS030)   
Spanish Translation - Part 1 (AS511)   
Spanish Translation - Part 2 (AS512)   
Spanish Translation - Part 3 (AS513)   
Spanish Translation Part 1 (WT301)   
Spanish Translation Part 2 (WT302)   
Spanish Translation Part 3 (WT303)   
UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation for Business (Chinese/English): Final Practicum (WT105)    
UBC Certificate in Translation and Interpretation for Business (Korean/English): Final Practicum (WT204)    
UBC in Guatemala: Learn Spanish and Explore Guatemala (AS870)   
UBC Translation and Interpretation Programs (Chinese/English) - Info Session (WT199)   
UBC Translation and Interpretation Programs (Korean/English) - Info Session (WT299)   

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

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