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Summer+ Translating Chinese - Methods and Practice

Key Facts


Jul 01 – Aug 09, 2014

Application fee
USD 300 (non-refundable)

Program fees (in USD)

International students


Partner schools


Scholarship opportunities  

Full Program fees (including application fee) waiver for up to 30 students


The program fees include the costs of tuition, study materials and resources, accommodation, travel insurance, cultural events, field trips and a two-day trip.

A complimentary group shuttle service will be offered between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (Terminals 1 and 2) and our campus.


3 credits


Housing is provided if students wish to live on campus. For detailed information please refer to the "Housing" page.

Application period

February 20 – April 30, 2014


Click here to apply now

Here at NTU we proudly provide a unique and truly international summer experience. Our educational programs encourage intellectual exploration of the highest academic quality -- all while obtaining school credits. These programs provide the opportunity to increase your intercultural competence and expand your network of international friends and connections.

National Taiwan University is one of the world’s leading research institutions and the highest ranked university in the Chinese-speaking world (ARWU 2012). Every summer, students from across the world participate in our Summer+ Programs in the heart of Taipei – one of the safest and friendliest cities on earth.

Program overview:

The program aims to develop Chinese-English translation skills in the cultural context of famous classics. Its engaging balance of theory, practice and site visits brings together like-minded international students to experience a summer filled with discoveries. 

NTU has a renowned tradition in both teaching and research in Chinese. There is a thriving Sinophone research culture and the university offers unparalleled resources for all students, in the heart of multicultural Taipei.

About the course:

The program includes: Introduction to translation, English-to-Chinese translation, Chinese-to-English translation, and Introduction to Chinese Classics. The courses are mainly conducted in Chinese. After each class, students are able to translate with help from professional teacher assistants. By the end of the program, each student will have completed a final project centered on translating 10 to 15 minutes’ worth of English subtitles, for one of ten online Chinese classics courses. NTU will select the finest translations to make public to the world.

Life outside the schoolroom

From site visits to cultural activities and a two-day field trip, the program includes ample opportunities to supplement class lectures, for a well-rounded, unforgettable summer.

Student advisors

Student advisors are available throughout the summer. They are NTU students who have been professionally trained to assist you if you need help.

All-inclusive program fee

We offer a simple one-time payment for the entirety of program expenses. The only extra money needed throughout your stay would be for food and personal spending.

Scholarship opportunity

Full program fees (including application fee) waivers will be offered to up to 30 students. We will announce application and scholarship results by May 12.




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