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The Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies is the only one in Israel to offer an MA program in translation and interpreting studies as well as the option of a PhD in Translation Studies. It also provides in-depth training in translation and interpreting as professions.
The English translation and French translation tracks open each year, while the other language tracks – Arabic, Russian, German, and Spanish – open periodically. The other language in all tracks is Hebrew.
Applicants must have a recognized BA (in any discipline) with an average grade of 80 or above. Admission is contingent on an entrance exam and a personal interview.
Teaching in the skill-oriented translation and interpreting courses centers on actual translations, both out of and into the mother tongue, with particular attention to richness of expression, effective use of resources, efficient retrieval of information and an ever-broader knowledge base in areas for which translations and interpreting are often needed. The theoretical background courses include seminars in such topics as literary translation, the translational process, intercultural communication, pragmatics, court interpreting, community interpreting, the translation of religious texts and media translation.
The Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies prides itself on its faculty, which consists of established translators and interpreters and world-renowned scholars in the discipline of Translation Studies.