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Department of Linguistics

Master of Translating & Interpreting with Master of Applied Linguistics (TESOL)



Sem 1: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean

Sem 2: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean*

On-campus only



Two years full-time, four years or more part-time (local and external students only)



February, July

Course requirements:


 64 pg credit points






Dr Izumi Inoue

Admission requirements:


An appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent with GPA 2.5 out of 4.0 AND a strong command of one of the available languages: Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Additionally students must provide proof of at least two years full-time or equivalent language teaching experience in an recognised teaching institution.  Those students whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency - IELTS (Academic) 7.00 with a minimum of 6.5 in all bands or TOEFL 600 or iTOEFL 100 or an equivalent test recognised in Australia.  Students who have completed all their primary and high school education within Australian schools are deemed to have met the English language proficiency levels and would not be required to sit an IELTS exam.



Master of Translating and Interpreting with the degree of Master of Applied Linguistics (TESOL) is a 64 credit points course designed to meet the needs of those who have good linguistic skills and are seeking to develop professionally as translators or interpreters as well as language professionals working in the area of language teaching, curriculum development, education assessment and program evaluation, teacher training, policy development, management or community service where language and communication are critical issues.  

The program is offered in a number of languages depending on demand and resources. Chinese, Japanese and Korean are currently available.

Please note:


There is a professional practice unit for both translation and interpreting in this program. The practicum will introduce students to aspects of professional practice. Please follow the link to the professional practice page for more information.

* All Japanese and Korean students enrolling in semester 2 will only be permitted to TRAN877 as a language unit in that semester (and possibly TRAN821 subject to enrolment numbers). All other language specific units must be taken in the students second semester of study (i.e., semester 1, 2013).

course structure: 


Details of the course structure are contained in the Macquarie University Handbook.

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