& MCIS Online Translator Training Program

Learn the skills you need to get started as a freelance translator. Find out more about the language services industry. Understand the process of text production, how to work with technology and how to identify and resolve common translation issues.

Learn about revision, editing and proofreading, CAT Tools, official translation and much more. This course provides you with all the tools you need to make a successful start to your career as a freelance translator.

Earn a certificate and showcase your skills!

Join for $599 & MCIS Online Translator Training Program

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Formal translator education programs are currently not available in all languages or countries. For some other languages, education is available overseas, and no training exists for many of the more rare languages and dialects. As a result, there is a significant shortage of professionally trained translators in many languages.


This is affecting access to critical information and services for limited/non-English speaking persons in key areas such as health care, emergency services, legal access, education, social services and more.

MCIS’ Translator Training Program aims to offer equal access to education, in order to help reduce the shortage of trained translators. The program provides linguistically diverse people with the means to develop skills and knowledge to become translators.




Want to join the Online Translator Training Program to earn a certificate and showcase your skill? 


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What’s included?


1-Year Plus Membership, activated at the end of training.
Pre-Training Assessment - All applicants must take and pass this test in order to participate in the Translator Training Program. 
 Post Training Assessment A timed, written exam measuring translation competency in both source & target language.
✓ Certificate of Completion for Continuing Education & CPD *Appear higher in the Find Directory


Course syllabus

• Fundamentals of Translation

1. Introduction to the Translator Training Program
2. The Language Services Industry and the Translator’s Role and Competence
3. The Translator's Skills & Competence and the Translator's Code of Ethics
4. Defining Translation and Understanding the Translation Workflow
5. The Cognitive Process of Translation, the Translation Unit and Equivalence
6. Reading Comprehension, Types of Meaning and Text Types and Genres
The Function of Translation and Source Text Analysis
7. Preparing for Text Production
8. The Process of Text Production

• Developing Translation Competence

1. Developing Technical Competence
2. Research and Documentation
3. Terminology and Subject Matter Research
4. Identifying and Solving Common Translation Issues
5.Quality in Translation
6. Revision, Editing & Proofreading
7. Translation from English into a Foreign Language
8. Translation into English
9. Practicing Translation from and into English
10. Introduction to Translation and Technology
11. Introduction to Translation and Technology II: Working with CAT Tools
12. Technical Competence and Technology Practice

• Community Translation

1. Translation of Public Outreach Documents
2. Translation of Official Documents
3. Introduction to Legal Translation I
4. Introduction to Legal Translation II
5. Introduction to Medical Translation I
6. Introduction to Medical Translation II


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Participation in & MCIS Online Translator Training Program includes:

  • Access to the Online Translator Training Program within 120 days
  • Pre-assessment test
  • Post-Training Assessment in both source & target language
  • Certificate of completion

Some purchases include Plus Membership

It is suggested to use the Google Chrome browser to access these courses. Here is a full list of system requirements:

• Windows: Internet Explorer 10 or later, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox 
• Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
• Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.1 or later

This training is delivered by Training partner, MCIS Languages. After purchase you will be sent an email with the link and enrollment key to access the training at MCIS.

If you have not received the link to the training platform or have any doubts, email to

If you fail the Pre-Assessment training you will be provided a full refund.

All students are required to take a Pre-Assessment test confirming their English comprehension & reading skill.  Students have two attempts to pass the Pre-Assessment test.

The course is language neutral, but the content is delivered in English.  Students that do not pass the Pre-Assessment test will likely struggle with the material and certification.  Click here for more information on the Pre-Assessment training and the grading rubric.

To receive a full refund simply contact Training team within 7 days of your first accessing the training platform at MCIS languages.

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