Welcome to a world without language barriers! Our Professional Training Certificate in Practical Interpretation Skills is designed to empower you to bridge the language gap and unlock limitless opportunities in the global marketplace. This comprehensive program harnesses the power of language to connect cultures, businesses, and communities worldwide.

Delve into the crucial aspects of interpretation with our meticulously crafted curriculum. Core courses include Basic and Intermediate Interpretation Skills, Interpreting Business Speeches and Presentations, and Interpretation for Business Purposes. Gain a comprehensive understanding of interpreting techniques, enhance listening and speaking abilities, and navigate business communication nuances across languages.

Customize your educational journey with a diverse array of elective courses. Choose from Medical Interpretation, Legal Interpretation, Conference Interpretation, and more. Become a versatile interpreter capable of handling diverse scenarios in various industries.

Learn from distinguished instructors who are seasoned professionals in interpretation. Engage with fellow interpretation enthusiasts in our interactive and collaborative learning environment, fostering lasting connections.

Upon completion, receive a prestigious Professional Training Certificate in Practical Interpretation Skills. Boost career prospects and showcase dedication to professional growth and mastery of interpretation.

Elevate your career and make a significant impact in the world of interpretation. Enroll today to unleash your full potential as a skilled interpreter!

Who is this program designed for?

Our Professional Training Certificate in Practical Interpretation Skills is designed to cater to a diverse range of individuals who are passionate about language, communication, and bridging cultural gaps. This program is ideal for:

  • Aspiring interpreters: Individuals looking to start their careers in interpretation will benefit from the comprehensive curriculum, gaining the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the industry.
  • Current interpreters: Professionals already working in the field who are seeking to enhance their skills, stay current with the latest interpretation techniques, or transition to a new interpretation specialization.
  • Bilingual professionals: Individuals with strong language skills in two or more languages who want to leverage their abilities for a career in interpretation.
  • Freelancers and consultants: Independent interpretation specialists looking to expand their service offerings, sharpen their skills, and increase their credibility with a recognized professional certificate.
  • Career changers: Professionals from other industries who are considering a shift into the interpretation sector can build a strong foundation and acquire the necessary skills to excel in their new career path.
  • Business professionals: Individuals working in international business, trade, or diplomacy who want to gain a deeper understanding of interpretation techniques to enhance their overall effectiveness in their current roles.
  • Language enthusiasts: Those who are passionate about languages, communication, and fostering cross-cultural understanding, and who want to make a positive impact by developing their interpretation skills.

Our program is designed to be accessible and engaging for individuals with varying levels of experience and backgrounds. With a diverse selection of elective courses and a comprehensive core curriculum, participants can tailor their learning experience to suit their unique needs and goals.


12 CEUs (equivalent to 120 contact hours)

Core Courses: 8 CEUs

Basic Interpretation Skills (BIS101) 

Intermediate Interpreting (BIS201) 

Interpreting Business Speeches And Presentations (BIS204) 

Interpretation For Business Purposes (IBP101-S) 

Elective Courses: 4 CEUs

Interpreting For Medical/Pharmaceutical Meetings (BIS202-WS) 

Interpreting For Marketing Management Meetings (BIS203-WS) 

Business Meeting Skills (BMS101) 

Business Presentation Skills (BPS102) 

Business Vocabulary & Idioms (BVO101) 

Tech Talk: Mastering the Art of Interpreting in High-Tech Industries (IHT101) 

Practical Business Japanese: Speaking And Writing [Intermediate] (JSL223) 

Practical Interpretation Skills (PIS101) 

Public Speaking For Professionals (PSP101) 

Note: One CEU is the equivalent of 10 contact hours.

Package Price (Savings ¥36,997)

Certification Path Package (CPP)

Option for Core Course Requirements: one price for 8 CEUs


Ready to take advantage of a super discount? Just fill out the CPP form!

This program calls for the successful completion of 12 required units of designated course work with a "Pass" or better.

Understanding Your Course Grades

In Continuing Education, we believe in recognizing the hard work and dedication of our students. Therefore, we have established a grading system that takes into account both your attendance and your performance in course work/assignments. Here's how it works:

Our grading system is divided into two components: Attendance and Course Work/Assignments. Each of these components is graded separately, and the final grade is determined by the combination of these two grades. Here is the breakdown:

Pass With Distinction: This is the highest recognition we offer for course completion. If you achieve a grade of 90% or higher in both attendance and assignments, you will receive a "Pass With Distinction". This grade is a testament to your exceptional commitment to the course and your outstanding academic performance.

Pass: A "Pass" grade is awarded to students who achieve a grade between 70% and 89% in either attendance or assignments. This grade reflects a solid commitment to the course and a commendable level of academic achievement.

No Pass: If a student's grade is less than 70% in either attendance or assignments, they will receive a "No Pass" grade. This indicates that the student may need to revisit the course material or improve their attendance for a better understanding and performance. For core courses, students who receive a "No Pass" should re-register for the course. For electives, students have the option to choose other courses.

Course content is frequently revised to ensure that the program is up-to-date with the latest industry standards. For this reason, the course requirements must be completed within the same three-year period.

Certification Path Package (CPP) Eligibility*: To take advantage of this discounted pricing, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Register for a Professional Training Certificate.
  2. Pay the full CPP price in advance.
  3. Not have completed any of the courses included in the package within the last 3 years. This ensures that students benefit from the most current course content and contribute to a cohesive learning experience within the program.

*CPPs may not be combined with any other discounts or offers.

Note: For the Certificate in Intermediate English Language Proficiency, High-Intermediate English Language Proficiency, and Advanced English Language Proficiency, only courses listed in the Elective Courses section are eligible for the CPP. While other courses not listed may be applied as an elective towards the completion of a Professional Training Certificate (PTC), they are not eligible for inclusion in the CPP.

Contact us

  • Location: 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 154-0004 (Access)
  • Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 11:30 to 19:00, Saturdays: 8:30 to 15:00
  • Tel: 0120-86-1026 (Information Center / Toll Free), 03-5441-9864 (Direct)
  • E-mail: contedinfo@tuj.temple.edu
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