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English & Chinese Translation Minor

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Program Overview

This program is designed for students, fluent in both English and Chinese, who are interested in English and Chinese translation. It will equip students with the fundamental theoretical knowledge and practical skills required in this profession. Students in this program further explore different applications such as English to Chinese translation in business, media, government, and public administration. A foundation in linguistics, syntax, the structure of Chinese, as well as an advanced level of Chinese courses are also required, encompassing literature and films, culture and society.

Complementary Programs: Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Management and International Business, Journalism, Political Science, Public Policy.

Check out future career opportunities and skills acquired from completing this program:

1. Competencies & Skills

  • Analyse and identify patterns
  • Apply methodologies from many disciplines
  • Communicate with people from many backgrounds
  • Evaluate evidence
  • Listen and read for meaning and social use
  • Relate language to social context
  • Understand historical language change

2. Careers for Graduates

  • Translator in Business or Government Services
  • Editor or Writer in Media and Publishing
  • Legal Assistant in Major Corporations
  • Foreign Service Officer in Government Agencies
  • Research Associate in Marketing Agencies
  • Community Service Worker in Non-Profits
  • Bilingual Client Services Representative
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • …and more!

3. Further Education

  • Business
  • Translation
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Journalism
  • Law School
  • Corporate Communications
  • Book & Magazine Publishing
  • ...and more!

Program Pathway

Year 1
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Year 2
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY

DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS

APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE

  • Get involved in relevant opportunities on and/or off campus; apply to Work Study, or other part-time and summer jobs on CLNx (>Jobs & Recruitment).

BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)

  • Check CLNx (>Jobs & Recruitment) to search for Work Study or volunteer positions on campus to gain experience and to contribute to the UTSC community.

PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

  • Considering grad school? Speak to professors and advisors early so you are on track.
  • Explore careers through the AA&CC’s Job Shadowing and In The Field programs.
Year 3

CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY

DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
  • Build on your skills and knowledge through relevant events offered through your department, student groups, DSL and the AA&CC.
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Year 4 or Final Year
CHOOSE YOUR COURSES WISELY
DEVELOP YOUR ACADEMIC & RESEARCH SKILLS
  • Apply for an Academic Travel Fund via DSL to research, present at a conference, or engage with the international academic community.
APPLY THEORY TO PRACTICE
  • Attend the Summer & Full-time Job Fair in January to meet with potential employers looking to hire students for summer and full-time positions relevant to your field.
BECOME AN ENGAGED CITIZEN (LOCALLY & GLOBALLY)
  • Participate in the AA&CC’s Partners in Leadership program to learn and network with an alumni mentor about transitioning to work or further education.
PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER
  • Attend the AA&CC’s Get Hired job search conference in April/May.
  • Attend the Jobs for Grads orientation for a job search “crash course”; find job opportunities on CLNx.
  • Discuss grad school plans early with staff at the AA&CC and your professors.
  • Get your Personal Statement reviewed in the AA&CC.

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Did You Know

Enrollment in the English & Chinese Translation program has increased by 1500% since its 2014/15 inaugural year.