Translation/ Interpreting in Three Languages

The program aims at developing an understanding of translation/interpreting in its professional contexts, grasping the technological environment in which translating takes place, and a mastering the practical translation and interpreting skills required to become an efficient translator/ interpreter. The program will (a) introduce students to skills essential for translation work from Arabic (language A) into English/French (language B) and into French/English (Language C); (b) give students practical training in those skills; and (c) introduce students to theoretical issues in translation studies.

Developing a Master’s degree in translation from an educational perspective that takes into consideration Arabic, French and English would be of benefit to the institution on the one hand, and to the learner on the other. This is achieved through preparing the learner according to instructional strategies that ensure effective learning based on international standards.

For the program to be consistent with this vision, it is expected that by it will be able to:

  •  Train qualified academics to train translators.
  •  Train translators according to established up-to-date scientific methodology.
  •  Improve the performance of translators working in the local market to a level that would enable them compete in local, regional and global markets.
  • Respond to the need of local universities by qualifying academics in the field of translation.
  • Offer a local alternative for scholarships abroad that are very scarce or unattainable in the field of translation.

The MA is a highly vocational program that aims at training professional translators and conference interpreters.

Our graduates are expected to have excellent employment prospects in small companies and institutions, or chosen to remain as a freelancer, and some may choose to pursue stimulating careers as professional translators and interpreters with major local, regional, or international organizations. In addition, others may opt to pursue an academic career locally, or regionally.