About the program

This program was created for individuals who seek a broad knowledge of English to French translation. Each course will assist you towards becoming a qualified professional translator and give you a better understanding of the English to French translation process. You will explore areas of study that are essential to work as a translator.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.
Note: Admission to the program is required prior to registration for courses.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language
  • Applicants are advised that exceptional skills in written French are essential in the program.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Submit proof of admission requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Apply proper grammatical constructions in translation of English to French documentation
  • Apply the transposition method in preparing English to French translation
  • Apply the modulation method to generate a change in the point of view of a translated message without altering meaning
  • Identify the differences in the literal and figurative meanings
  • Analyse difficulties that exist in translation as it applies to the lexical order of words
  • Identify false cognates in a French to English translation
  • Use technical and everyday vocabulary properly in translation of English to French documentation

Program related resources

Graduation requirements

Students are required to successfully complete all courses specified in the program design.

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming registrations

Mark your calendar with our registration dates, so you can plan your future.

Spring registration: Opens March 11, 2024
Fall registration: Opens July 22, 2024