In Memory of Dr. Etilvia Arjona-Tseng

On September 13, 2018, former Director of CITS, Dr. Etilvia Arjona-Tseng passed away in Panama City, Panama. She was 79. We honor her legacy with a beautiful Tribute written by a mentee, colleague and friend...(Tribute)
The Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies (CITS) was established in 1988 at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa 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 can be used at international conferences, as well as medical, legal and social service settings. Given our commitment to the community, a number of CITS courses are made available to non-UHM 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. read more...

                       
Should you need to meet with us, please contact CITS to schedule an appointment.
☎︎  808.956.6233    ・     ✉︎   cits@hawaii.edu

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. 

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Spring 2019 TI COURSES 

TI 406  Community Interpreting  (E-focus)  (ALL ISLANDS)
M        4:25-6:45pm             P. Rolland (KUY 204)  pr2@hawaii.edu

TI  405  Court Interpreting I (E-focus
T        4:25-6:45pm             S. Zeng  (Moore 224)   suezeng@hawaii.edu
 
TI 408  Medical Interpreting   (ALL ISLANDS)
W        4:25-6:45pm             S. Zeng  (KUY 204)   suezeng@hawaii.edu

TI 425 Japanese to English Translation  (WI-focus)  (Oahu only)
MWF        9:30-10:20am             Yumiko Tateyma     


OTHER UHM COURSES
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)

CITS Programs

UNDERGRADUATE BA DEGREE: Interdisciplinary Studies

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa offers an undergraduate degree in Interpretation and/or Translation through Interdisciplinary Studies.  See our Programs page for more information.

https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/cits/programs

Open to UH- and non-UH students on all islands via Hawaii Interactive Television Services (HITS).  Learn how to interpret in the Medical, Legal and Social Service settings.  
Click here for more information. Find out more about possible funding opportunities here.

SUMMER INTENSIVE INTERPRETER TRAINING (SIIT) Program

Summer 2019

People who are interested in high-level interpretation skills and who are not in pursuit of a degree can choose to take our language-specific Summer Intensive Interpreter Training (SIIT) program. This program is offered every two years. Candidates are required to pass a screening test to determine the language level. International students need only a travel visa for this program.  Click HERE for more info.


http://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org

CITS is a registered certification exam center for the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI). Participants are eligible to take this exam upon completing a preparation course, such as those offered at CITS. More details about the certification exam can be found on the NBCMI website.



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