Foundation Certificate in Translation and Interpreting

The Foundation Certificate in Translation and Interpreting (FCTI) is a remedial four-course program that raises language and intercultural consciousness through graded and rigorous exercises spanning linguistic and metalinguistic aspects involved in the process of translation.

  • The Foundation Certificate in Translation and Interpreting (FCTI) is a remedial four-course program that raises language and intercultural consciousness through graded and rigorous exercises spanning linguistic and metalinguistic aspects involved in the process of translation.

    Code   

    Title  

    CEUs* 

              Prerequisite(s)      

    STTI101
    STTI102
    STTI103
    STTI104

    Technology For Translators and Interpreters
    Contrastive Grammar and Stylistics
    Translation Techniques and Text Types
    Introduction to Interpreting

    3
    3
    3
    3

    None
    None
    STTI101 and STTI102
    STTI101 and STTI102

    *One continuing education unit equals 10 contact hours

    ** Learners who completed a foundation certificate or AUC continuing education certificate are required to sit for the SEPT if they dropped out for a period of one year or more from the date of completing the certificate.

    • Applying electronic resources on translation and interpreting, introduction to website localization, and investigation of the on-line market and environment of translation and interpreting.
    • Translating effectively so that the target structure would be as close as possible to the original composition, striking a balance between naturalness and accuracy.
    • Transferring different grammatical functions and structures from English into Arabic and vice versa appropriately, without compromising the meaning.
    • Producing equivalent messages that are linguistically and grammatically clear. English to Arabic translation constitutes 70% and Arabic into English represents 30% of the course material.
    • Enhancing the speed of the mental translation process, in addition to providing hands-on practice of the 3 different modes of interpreting.
    • Applicant must pass the Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT) and scores course ENGGB2A.
    • Applicants who score ENGGB1C from SEPT or passing ENGGB1B must take English for Translators SLET 101 60 hours.
    • Applicants must pass the Arabic Proficiency Test (APT) with a minimum grade of 80. 
    • Applicants who do not pass the APT must take the Arabic grammar ARBF 101 course.
    • Applicants must have basic computer literacy.     
  • Admission Fee:

    EGP 75 = A onetime admission non-refundable fee

    Standardized English Proficiency Test (SEPT) Fees: 

    EGP 200 for Egyptians and EGP 250 for International Students = up to 6 working days before the beginning of the term.

    Arabic Proficiency Test (APT) Fees: 

    EGP 170 for Egyptians and EGP 215 for International Students = up to 6 working days before the beginning of the term.

    One-day service Test (SEPT) and (APT) Fees:

    EGP 370 for Egyptians and EGP 465 for International Students= five working days before the first day of the term.

    OR

    Online English Placement Test (OEPT) Fees:

    EGP 130 for Egyptians and EGP 170 for International Students = up to 4 working days before the beginning of the term.

    Exam fees are non-refundable and change in admission test dates are only allowed 2 working days in advance of the reserved test session.   

    Online Arabic Admission Test (OAAT) Fees:

    EGP 70 = up to 4 working days before the beginning of the term.

    Course tuition: 

    Fees/course for Egyptians = EGP 1,200/3 CEUs

    Fees/course for International Student = EGP 1,500/3 CEUs

Course Info

Type:
Certificate
Duration:
12 Weeks
Subject:
Translation
Location:
AUC Tahrir Square
AUC New Cairo
Format:
Currently Online
CEUs:
12
Status
Available

Dates: To know more about the registration deadline and term dates please click here


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