Students can now minor in English to Chinese translation

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Chinese is now the third most commonly used language in Canada and the demand for translation services is exploding in a number of fields.

It’s an important reason why a new minor at UTSC’s Centre for French and Linguistics will teach students how to translate written English to Chinese.

Not only will the program deepen the connections between UTSC and the neighbouring communities, it will also give students an advantage when they enter the job market where translation skills are required.

Starting in September, the program will open 30 spots in its first year and there are plans to develop programs for Chinese to English translation in the future.