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 10 languages – from French, Spanish and Italian to Chinese, Korean and Japanese. We also offer American Sign Language, and 100% online courses in several languages in reading and writing, and translation for business.

Courses and Programs

Courses

Course Name
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 Introduction (AF000)   
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)   
Intensive French for High School Students (SI800)   
Italian Beginner 1 (AI010)   
Italian Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AI025)   
Italian Intermediate and Advanced (AI045)   
Italian One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square - Beginner (SI770)   
Japanese Beginner 1 (AJ010)   
Japanese Beginner 2 (AJ020)   
Japanese Lower Intermediate and Intermediate (AJ040)   
Japanese One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square - Beginner (SI780)   
Japanese Translation Part 1 (WT401)   
Japanese Translation Part 2 (WT402)   
Korean Beginner 1 (AC010)   
Korean Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate (AC025)   
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)   
Mandarin One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square - Beginner (SI790)   
Polish Beginner 1 (AO010)   
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)   
Sign Language One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square - Beginner (SI795)   
Simultaneous Interpretation Intensive (Chinese/English) (SI471)   
Spanish Beginner 1 (AS010)   
Spanish Beginner 2 (AS020)   
Spanish Intermediate and Advanced (AS045)   
Spanish Lower Intermediate (AS030)   
Spanish One-week Summer Institute at Robson Square (SI750)   
Spanish Translation and Interpretation: Advanced (WT307)   
Spanish Translation and Interpretation: Introduction (WT305)   
Spanish Translation Part 1 (WT301)   
Spanish Translation Part 2 (WT302)   
Spanish Translation Part 3 (WT303)   
Translation and Interpretation Programs Information Session (WT600)   
UBC Award of Achievement in Spanish-English Translation: Final Project (WT304)   
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)   

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 Immersion for International Students

Summer Institute Program
Our three-week residential summer institute helps you improve your French communication skills and experience Canadian bilingual culture by learning French with local Canadian students. This lively and interactive program focuses on the practical application of French through conversation and cultural experiences in a supportive, small group environment. 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