Class Overview

Japanese Language Classes - Continuing Education at Seattle Central CollegeThis introductory workshop is designed for fluent speakers of English and Japanese who are interested in learning basic English-Japanese interpreting skills.

Instructor uses conference interpreting skill development techniques to help students strengthen both their English and Japanese language skills.

Learn how to improve listening comprehension to accurately capture a speaker's main idea when a passage is spoken only once.

Find out about working in various fields and settings for English-Japanese interpreting in the Greater Seattle area.

Gain various tips for practicing your interpreting skills independently.

This workshop is also suitable for English-Japanese bilinguals who are already working as interpreters and/or translators but have never been in formal interpretation training.

No prior work experience as interpreter is necessary.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Enhance basic grammar, syntax, vocabulary and comprehension skills in both English and Japanese;
  • Quickly and accurately capture the main idea of a passage spoken in English and/or Japanese;
  • Master expressions that typically arise when interpreting;
  • Consecutively interpret short passages of spoken English to spoken Japanese and vice versa.

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Students who have an advanced level of English and Japanese languages.
  • English/Japanese translators who are interested in learning basic interpreting skills.
  • English/Japanese interpreters who seek to improve interpreting skills.

Instructor, Location & Fee

  • Instructor: Yuka Matsudaira
  • Where: Online: Real-time and interactive through videoconferencing
  • Fee: $79