This certificate program can be completed entirely online.

This certificate program is designed to help learners develop the basic business interpreting skills necessary in practical business settings. The courses included in this program offer learners the chance to acquire basic consecutive interpreting (CI) skills, as well as note-taking, listening and speaking skills. Students will also develop retention techniques for basic interpreting in various scenarios (such as presentations and meetings) and work on overcoming anxieties related to interpreting in front of large audiences.

Upon completion of this certificate program, you should be able to feel confident in the varied aspects of basic interpreting. The program provides introductory and intermediate level interpreting level courses, and then explores interpreting more deeply in a range of settings, including business meetings, presentations, and so on. Certificate earners will also have the option of taking elective courses to enhance their capacity in areas related to interpreting, including translation and public speaking. This certificate program is designed for individuals with adequate linguistic ability in both English and Japanese (roughly TOEFL 500+/CBT 173+, TOEIC 750+, and JLPT N2+).

Though it is not required to do so, the program is structured so that students can earn the certificate in less than one year.

Requirements

11 CEUs (At least 3 core courses from below)

Special Note on Electives: