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Legal and UN Translation

The professional diploma constitutes in-depth training on translation techniques and strategies of UN and legal texts. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach to translation, the certificate covers a contrastive study of legal and UN discourse, translation of legal UN texts, as well as editing for international organizations such as the United Nations or the International Monetary Fund. 

1- Foundation Certificate in Translation and Interpreting**

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant must pass the Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT) and scores course ENGGB2A.
  • Applicants who score ENGGB1C from SEPT or passing ENGGB1B must take English for Translators SLET 101 60 hours.
  • Applicants must pass the Arabic Proficiency Test (APT). 
  • Applicants who do not pass the APT must take the Arabic grammar ARBF 101 course.
  • Applicants must have basic computer literacy.      

Code    Title   CEUs*            Prerequisite(s)      
STTI101
STTI102
STTI103
STTI104
Technology For Translators and Interpreters
Contrastive Grammar and Stylistics
Translation Techniques and Text Types
Introduction to Interpreting
3
3
3
3
None
None
STTI101 and STTI102
STTI101 and STTI102

2- Professional Diploma in Legal and UN Translation

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree
Code    Title   CEUs*            Prerequisite(s)      
STLU201
Legal Translation 1
3
Foundation Certificate in
Translation and Interpreting
STLU202  Legal Translation 2
3 Foundation Certificate in
Translation and Interpreting
STLU203  UN Translation
3 Foundation Certificate in
Translation and Interpreting
STLU204
Economic Translation
3 Foundation Certificate in
Translation and Interpreting
STT301
Advanced Translation Problem-Solving Strategies
3 STLU201,202,203, 204 
STLU301
Project in Legal and UN Translation
3 STLU201,202,203, 204  
*One continuing education unit equals 10 contact hours

** Learners who completed a foundation certificate or AUC continuing education certificate are required to sit for the SEPT if they dropped out for a period of one year or more from the date of completing the certificate.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Successful completion of 18 CEUs.
  • Learners are assessed throughout the term by tests, quizzes, assignments, projects or other means of evaluation. End-of-term achievement tests measure learners’ overall performance in the course. The final grade in each course is based on each participant’s performance on continuous assessments and the final test. Final course grades are not based on attendance, since in accordance with the SCE’s attendance policy, learners must attend at least 75 percent of the class sessions in order to be allowed to take the final examination.
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