The Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies (CITS) was established in 1988 at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa to provide basic training in translation and interpretation.  Located within the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature, read more...
Office Hours  Fall 2017  (effective August 21)
Mondays/Wednesdays     9:00am-11:00am, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
and by appointment

Should you need to meet with us, please email CITS to schedule an appointment.
☎︎  (808) 956 6233    ・     ✉︎

Both University of Hawaii (UH) students and non-UH students from ALL ISLANDS take our courses, making the classroom experience interesting, practical, and unforgettable.

Here's what some students have said:
Definitely the best class I've had.
I like having classes with those from various languages and cultures. I'm learning so much from them!
The role plays taught me that just because I know it, doesn't mean I can do it.  I'd rather make the mistakes in the classroom than in the real world.
We not only got to watch live interpreting, but I was introduced to a job that gave me  real-world experience. What an opportunity!
I enjoyed our discussions after class, in the CITS office with other students. The teachers are so personable. 


Spring 2018 TI COURSES 

TI  405  Court Interpreting I (E-focus) (ALL ISLANDS)
M        4:25-6:45pm             S. Zeng  (Kuy 204)

TI 406  Community Interpreting  (O-focus)  (Oahu only)
T        4:25-6:45pm             P. Rolland (Moore Hall)

TI 408  Medical Interpreting   (ALL ISLANDS)
W        4:25-6:45pm             S. Zeng  (Kuy 204)

Fall 2017 TI COURSES 

TI  403  Introduction to Interpretation (O-focus) (ALL ISLANDS)
M        4:25-6:45pm                  P. Rolland (Kuy 204)

TI 401  Principles of Translation 
MW      2:30-3:45pm               P. Rolland (Moore Hall)

TI 406  Community Interpreting  (E-focus) (ALL ISLANDS)
W      4:25-6:45pm                  S. Zeng (Kuy 204)

SPN 605  Spanish Translation Studies
T      3:00-5:30pm                   L. Aranda (Moore 151)

FR 661 Advanced French-English Translation  
Th      2:30-5:00pm                N. Segeral  (Moore 253)

FIL 435  Filipino Translation Techniques
T    3:00-5:30pm                    P. Arboleda (WEB 102)

SPN 305 Introduction to Spanish-English Translation
MWF 1:30-2:20pm                J.L. Castillo-Flores (Moore 226)

This program trains participants in community interpreting. It is open to both UH- and non-UH students. Our classes can be taken on all islands via Hawaii Interactive Television Services (HITS). 
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CITS is a registered certification exam center for the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI). More details about the certification exam can be found on the NBCMI website.