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Interpretation and Translation Studies

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature
Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies
TP 104 (Temporary Portable)
1859 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-6233
Fax: (808) 956-2078
Email: cits@hawaii.edu
Web: cits.hawaii.edu


*L. Aranda, PhD (Director)—translation studies, U.S. Latino literature, Spanish
J. Y. Lu-Chen, PhD, CerT—translation and technology, translation pedagogy, Mandarin
S. Zeng, PhD, CerT—translation and interpretation theory, consecutive and simultaneous ­interpretation, community, medical and court interpretation, Mandarin

The Academic Program

The Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies (CITS) was established in 1988 at UH Manoa within the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature. The center's primary goal is to provide basic training in translation and interpretation. Emphasis is on the sociolinguistic and communication skills and techniques needed to facilitate cultural, scientific, and technical exchanges in cross-cultural and multinational settings. These skills can be used at international conferences, as well as in medical, legal, and social service settings. Given our commitment to the community, a number of CITS courses are made available to non-UH Manoa students through Outreach College. Generic courses are conducted in English, and any language speaker is welcome. Language-specific courses may require proof of language proficiency before enrollment. Currently interested students can receive a BA in Translation and/or Interpretation through Interdisciplinary Studies.

The center offers a six-week Summer Intensive Interpreter Training program (SIIT) every other year. This high-level certificate training program is offered in English in combination with Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. Certificate programs for other languages will also be offered if demand is sufficient.

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