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Babel University Professional School of Translation

Babel University Professional School of Translation (USA) is a professional school offering an online learning distance course, which trains professionals in translation. Babel University is accredited by DEAC, a certifying body recognized by the US Department of Education, for its quality of education in 2002, 2007 and 2013. We offer a degree in MST(Master of Science in Translation), which has been established as an industry standard for translation professionals. We offer four majors to match the demand in the translation market.

・ Literary Translation Major
・ Finance and IR Translation Major
・ Patent, Technical and Medical Translation Major
・ International Paralegal and Legal Translation Major

Mission Statement

The mission of the Babel University Professional School of Translation is to educate and train students in translation knowledge and skills by providing a quality distance education program to students so as to contribute to the globalization of the world.

In order to achieve the mission stated above, Babel University Professional School of Translation aims at the following goals through distance learning:
  1. To have its students master sufficient translation skills;
  2. To have its students obtain the latest knowledge of translation;
  3. To have its students familiarize themselves with the latest theories of translation;
  4. To have its students acquire skills of manipulating information technology hardware and software for translation;
  5. To have its students become independent as translators; and
  6. To have its professors, instructors, and students promote research and studies on translation in both academic and practical aspects.
In order to accomplish the goals stated above, the Babel University Professional School of Translation provides its students with the following knowledge and skills of translation through distance learning:
  1. Essential knowledge required for professional translators who have studied foreign languages at a college or a university in the abilities of (a) language conversion, (b) inter-cultural understandings, and (c) expertise;
  2. Training that will enable the students to acquire high levels of skills in the areas required for professional translators, of (a) accurate and precise understanding of the source language, (b) efficient and prompt language conversion, and (c) fast and precise writing in the target language;
  3. Training that will enable the students to acquire high levels of skills in the areas required for modern professional translators, of (a) the ability to operate a computer, (b) the ability to utilize the Internet, and (c) the ability to conduct multi-lingual web searches;
  4. Opportunities to gain sufficient levels of expertise in (a) coordination, (b) collaboration, and (c) management of translation works to execute collaborative translation projects;
  5. Opportunities to gain sufficient levels of expertise in management of the translation business; and
  6. Continuing education opportunities to practice as professional translators who provide society with their services.
Revised on June 30, 2012

How I train myself for translating into Japanese
I first began studying Japanese after moving to Sasebo, Japan. Before moving to Japan, I was determined to learn enough “battle Japanese” in order to order at restaurants or ask for directions. I used listening CDs only, without giving heed to trying to learn how to read or write Japanese. Or course, when I arrived in Japan, I realized that just learning a few key phrases would not help me at all to live there.

From Expectation to Awarenes
Language permeates so ubiquitously in my daily life that it is almost comparable to the air I breathe in that I take it for granted. It comes in many forms. First, there is the verbal language that I use in communication with family, friends, and others around me. Then, there is the written language that I use primarily to obtain information and as entertainment in the form of books, newspapers, and magazines.

For being a webtraslator
I have always had a talent for learning foreign languages rather quickly and decided that I wanted to become a translator when I was in high school. Japanese was my language of choice because I found that the grammar and verb conjugation was very different from English and other Romance languages, therefore interesting.

The BABEL UNIVERSITY Professional School of Translation has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) since 2002. Established in 1926 and headquartered in Washington D.C., DEAC is a non-profit organization working to promote conscientious education and business ethics, while setting educational standards for the distance education industry.The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission
1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808 Washington, D.C. 20036    TEL:202-234-5100/Fax:202-332-1386

Babel University Professional School of Translation
Honolulu(Administration Office)
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Phone : 808-946-3773/Fax : 808-946-3993
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GRADUATE - Spring 2015

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GRADUATE - Spring 2014

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GRADUATE - Spring 2013

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GRADUATE - Autumn 2012

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GRADUATE - Spring 2012

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GRADUATE - Spring 2011

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GRADUATE - Spring 2010

GRADUATE - Spring 2010

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GRADUATE - Autumn 2009

GRADUATE - Autumn 2009

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GRADUATE - Spring 2009

GRADUATE - Spring 2009

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    Tree - A Life Story
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    Yuki Saeki
    Noriaki Tateno
    Robert’s Rules Order Newly Revised in Brief
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GRADUATE - Autumn 2008

GRADUATE - Autumn 2008

    Harumi Taniguchi
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GRADUATE - Spring 2008

GRADUATE - Spring 2008

    Kaori Iketani
    Screenplay The Foundations of Screenwriting; A step-by-step guide from concept to finished script
    Sachiko Saito
    STOP Thinking START Living
    Namiko Sasao
    Math Trek, Math For Smarty Pants
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    Yuki Yukawa
    翻訳表現の多様性 -翻訳の類似と差異について-
    Akiko Imada
    Skype Me! From Single User to Small Enterprise and Beyond
    Akitoshi Sugimura
    Epidemic! The world of Infectious Disease
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    Medical Errors and Medical Narcissism
GRADUATE - Autumn 2007

GRADUATE - Autumn 2007

    Shiori Ito
    The Avengers - A Jewish War Story
    Yukino Uemura
    Chihiro Kakemoto
    The hip chick’s guide to macrobiotics: a philosophy for achieving a radiant mind and fabulous body
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    We’re Still Family
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    When your child is ill. A home guide for parents
    Tomoka Ban
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GRADUATE - Spring 2007

GRADUATE - Spring 2007

    Sahoko Soga
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    Yuko Mukaidani
    The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
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    Cool Cats
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    Online and Personal : The Reality of Internet Relationships
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    Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz : Making Light of Weighty Ideas
GRADUATE - Autumn 2006

GRADUATE - Autumn 2006

    Hisae Deland
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    The Meaning of Sports
GRADUATE - Spring 2006

GRADUATE - Spring 2006

    Kahori Mori
    The Five Love Languages of Children
    Zenichi Iwano
    Legal Writing in Plain English
    Makiyo Hasegawa
    Super Simple Superannuation ? Creating Wealth for Retirement
    Nanae Momota
    Fundamental Aspects of Interpreter Education Curriculum and Assessment
GRADUATE - Autumn 2005

GRADUATE - Autumn 2005

    Yoshimi Uemura
    Insurance for Dummies
    Kiyoe Parisien
    Ullambana and Other Stories of Hawaii
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    Be a Kickass Assistant
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    The Caregiver‘s Essential Handbook
    Emi Shimizu
    Childhood Cancer, A Handbook from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Ryo Hashiba
    I Talking About Health and Wellness with Patients
GRADUATE - Spring 2005

GRADUATE - Spring 2005

    Saori Ikeda
    Caring for Your Grieving Child
    Tomoko Katsumata
    Marriage and Morals
    Hiroko Shibuya
    See You Thursday
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    My Mama's Walz, A Book for Daughters of Alcoholic
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    First Fruit
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    Intellectual Property Law
    Yoshie Takahashi
    LAW 101 Everything You Need to Know About the American
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GRADUATE - Spring 2004

GRADUATE - Spring 2004

    Akemi Ishihara
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