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Center for Translation Studies

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Welcome to the Center for Translation Studies. CTS is an academic unit in the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

We offer three academic programs:

        • the Masters' in Translation and Interpreting, available online and on campus;

        • the Undergraduate Certificate, for University of Illinois undergraduate students in any major;

        • the Graduate Certificate, for University of Illinois graduate students from any area of study.


Translators and Interpreters are in Demand

With advanced translation studies you can:

  • Work as a translator or project manager for an international company or organization
  • Provide communications services in emerging markets
  • Start your own business as an independent translator
  • Translate what interests you, from literary works to manuals to video games
  • Specialize in certain professional subject areas, such as law, medicine, ecology...
  • Serve your community as a multilingual professional
  • Serve your country as a government linguist
  • Experience the excitement of interpreting in courts, hospitals, and boardrooms
  • Help new migrants by offering interpreting services
  • Build multilingual resources for the next generation of the World Wide Web
  • Work with computerized translation tools -- be a developer, tester, or trainer
  • Publish literary translations and introduce readers to the best of world literature
  • Become part of a vibrant international network of translators, interpreters, terminologists, language researchers, and other language professionals

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