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BA Translation Chinese

Winter Semester 2018/19

Enrol now for a BA or MA degree programme in the winter semester 2017/18

Still some places available –

  • You speak good Chinese and good German?
  • You want to learn how to express yourself precisely and to be able to change effortlessly back and forth between the two languages?
  • You are aware of the increasingly strong economic, social and political ties between Germany and China, and you can imagine working as a mediator between the two languages and cultures?
  • You would like to raise your level of language proficiency to a professional standard and make it the basis of an exciting professional career between Germany and China?

Then the BA Translation Chinese is the right choice for you! 

The SDI has been one of the market leaders in the education of professional translators and interpreters for decades now. We have been training translators and interpreters for the language pair Chinese-German since 1987. The University of Applied Languages is continuing this tradition with the BA Translation Chinese.

The degree programme is based on academic principles, practice-oriented and satisfies the needs of the market. It is based on the three pillars “language and culture”, “translation” and “specialist translation”. Students are taught in small groups by a team of experienced teachers made up of German and Chinese native speakers. A practical semester gives students the chance to spend a semester or do an internship in China/Greater China. Chinese students have the opportunity to complete an internship with a German company or with a translation agency in Germany.

After completion of the degree you will be an expert for communication in the German and Chinese languages and an expert for communication between the two cultures. You can come to terms with a wide variety of translation situations – written and oral. You are familiar with methods and modern tools that translators use to make their work easier and you know how to use them efficiently.

As the exchange of information between Germany and China rapidly increases, so does the need for translations, meaning you have an excellent chance of finding a challenging job, for example in the management of translation processes, or as a communicator in an international corporation.

After completing your BA you will also be qualified to study one of the many Master Degree Programmes in Germany or in China, including the MA Intercultural Communication and Moderation at the University of Applied Languages. Particularly good graduates can take the MA Conference Interpreting as a step towards a career as an interpreter.

Your Career Prospects after Graduation

After completing your degree you will be a professional translator for the language pair Chinese-German, and an expert for intercultural communication between China and Germany. You use your expertise to ensure that members of the Chinese and German language and cultural areas can communicate with each other smoothly – in Germany and abroad. You work freelance or you may be employed by a company, a ministry, government authorities, international organisations or in a translation agency.

Thanks to the good economic and cultural relationships between Germany and China and thanks to the broadly conceived interdisciplinary degree, there is a large variety of tasks for you as a translator. Here are just a few examples of the variety of tasks you might take on professionally after completing your degree:

  • Multilingual corporate communication
  • Translating and editing  specialist texts
  • Subtitling foreign films, image videos or commercials
  • Terminology management and localisation of software and websites
  • Interpreting  discussions and negotiations
  • intercultural training and language teaching
  • Management of international translation projects

After completing your BA you will also be qualified to study one of the many Master Degree Programmes in Germany or in China, including the MA Intercultural Communication and Moderation at the University of Applied Languages. Particularly good graduates can take the MA Interpreting as a step towards a career as an interpreter.

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last updated 8.10.2018