Students in the Certificate in  Spanish-English / English-Spanish Translation must complete 30 credits (at least 27 of which are at the 2000 level or higher) in their stream. There are two streams in this program: the Hispanophone stream for students whose mother tongue is Spanish and the Anglophone stream for students whose mother tongue is English. Students whose mother tongue is neither Spanish nor English must choose a stream in collaboration with the Coordinator of the Certificate in Translation.

To be admitted, you must comply with the eligibility requirements (see Admission), and complete the following courses. The courses must be taken following the approved sequence (see course pre-requisites).


Students are required to take in total 30 credits, including the following mandatory courses:

-GL/TRAN 2280 3.00 – Documentación y terminología

-GL/TRAN 3270 3.00 – Teoría de la traducción

-GL/SP 3545 3.00 – An Introduction to Spanish/English Translation: Practice and Analysis

-GL/SP 3550 3.00 – Comparative Stylistics for Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation

-GL/SP/TRAN 4910 3.00 – Methodology of Spanish-English / English-Spanish Translation I

-GL/SP/TRAN 4915 3.00 – Advanced Literary and Cultural Translation

GL/SP/TRAN 4920 3.00 – Methodology of Spanish-English / English-Spanish Translation II

-6.0 additional SP credits to be taken from 3000 or 4000-level GL/SP courses, with the exception of GL/SP 3000 6.00, GL/SP 3100 6.00, and GL/SP 3200 6.00 (this requirement–which replaces previous requirement to take specifically SP3300 or SP3400, comes into effect in September 2020)

-3.0 credits of a writing-intensive course involving one or two of their working languages (options among SP, EN, ENSL, and TRAN, can be considered; individual course-choice should be approved by the Certificate coordinator and the program involved).

To remain in the program a student must achieve a minimum grade of C in each course with a minimum cumulative average of C+ for the Certificate program.

* The Certificate course requirements are regularly updated. The last changes were approved in 2020. Please note that advising is crucial for the successful completion of the program.