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Interpreter-Translator Program

Tusaajiulauqsimagiaksaq Isumaguvit atii, pinasualaurit!

The Interpreter/Translator option is designed for students interested in the more technical aspects of the Inuktitut language and who wish to pursue a career in this field.  The first year places special emphasis on language development, communication skills and technical skills necessary in translation.  The second year is designed to assist the student to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required as an interpreter.  Emphasis will be placed on helping the learner acquired specialized vocabulary in technical areas, and on consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills.

Program Eligibility

  • Applicants wishing to apply to this program must:
  • Be 17 years of age or older
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent or take appropriate Arctic College placement exams with acceptable scores
  • Submit a letter of interest explaining why applicant wishes to enter the program
  • Submit three letters of reference Demonstrate both oral and written fluency in in English and Inuktitut

Applicants without the educational qualifications who are 19 years of age or older may be accepted as mature students, based on experience andon individual assessment

Applicant Assessment

Students will be required to write an English/Inuktitut    language proficiency test;

Personal suitability will be assessed through an interview with program personnel;

All applicants are subject to review by the eligibility requirements and applicant assessment results.

Program Admission

 Applicants will be admitted to this program based on program eligibility requirements and applicant assessment results.

 Sample Courses

Interpreter/Translator

1st year: 4 core courses & 6 compulsory courses = Certificate

2nd year: 2 core courses & 7 compulsory courses = Diploma

Certificate Year:

027-108 Inuktitut Phonology and Morphology
027-110 Inuktitut Writing Lab
027-102 Computer Technology for Inuktitut
027-204 Research Methods

Diploma Year:

027-210 Morphology and Syntax
012-320 Introduction to Inuit Studies

Compulsory Courses

027-100 Professional Development
027-104 English Writing Lab
037-106 Practicum I
037-107 Practicum 2
027-120 Translation Methods
027-220 Applied Translation
027-108 Inuktitut Phonology and Morphology
027-110 Inuktitut Writing Lab
027-102 Computer Technology for Inuktitut
027-204 Research Methods

Elective Courses

037-141 Medical Interpreting I – Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
037-241 Medical Interpretation II & Anatomy & Physiology
037-251 Medical Interpreting III – Disease and Ailments
037-261 Medical Interpreting IV-Disease and Ailments
037-146 Legal Interpreting – Criminal Procedure/Young Offenders
037-256 Legal Interpreting – Jury Trials/Civil Law
027-170 Simultaneous Interpreting I
027-285 Simultaneous Interpreting II
037-207 Practicum3
037-146 Legal Interpreting – Criminal Procedure/Young Offenders
037-256 Legal Interpreting – Jury Trials/ Civil Law
027-170 Simultaneous Interpreting I
027-285 Simultaneous Interpreting II
037-207 Practicum3

Funding and Financial Assistance for Students

Students may be eligible for funding from FANS (Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students) or  from Kakivak Association. When you are filling out your application for Nunavut Arctic College, fill out your application for funding at the same time. You have to send the funding application directly to the one you are applying for.

Where to Apply

All application forms can be obtained from your Nunavut Arctic College Community Learning Centres.

Send your applications to Nunavut Arctic College Registrar.

Fax: (867) 979-7103

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Click here to download course outline for this program (PDF).

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