Translation and Interpreting Studies in Chinese was founded in the 2005-2006 academic year. We teach contemporary Chinese for translator and interpreter training with faculty members consisting of experienced academics.
Okan University Translation and Interpreting Studies in Chinese is unique in Turkey. Designing this academic-professional program to fulfill the need for communication and translation, which resulted from the relations between the two countries, Okan University has collaborated with Beijing Language and Culture University, the oldest and the most renowned institution of teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
Our students have an opportunity to study in China for a year. The Chinese Language Council International gave Okan University permission to perform Chinese language tests in the Middle Eastern region. Till now, nearly 650 people took the Chinese language assessment test at Okan University. In 2013, Okan University established a Confucius institute that cooperated with BLCU, whose primary missions are teaching the Chinese language and introducing Chinese culture.
Our graduates can work as communication experts within institutions and companies to develop their relationship with the Chinese market, which stands out within current political and economic developments. In addition, they can serve as advisors for the communication problems likely to occur between different cultures.
Our graduates are prepared for careers at private sector institutions, the tourism sector, overseas businesses, and every working environment, including foreign relations and communications. They can work within a free market, government agencies, and ministries in law and economy. They can also be full-time or freelance translators and interpreters in companies and translation agencies. They can also work as Chinese teachers.