Are there any English-Arabic translation schools in LA?
Thread poster: touta84
Arabic to English
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Nov 23, 2009

Hi, my name is Heba and i just moved in to LA and am looking for a translation school in LA that offers translation courses in English/Arabic starting as soon as possible
please if you think you can help me let me know

Best Regards,
Heba A. Shafik

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shfranke  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:52
English to Arabic
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No such schools in the LA area. MIIS for degree & certification programs Nov 23, 2009

Greetings... ahalan wa sahalan..

MarHaba bikum fii munteqat Los Angeles!

Best I know, no such schools or institutions in the Los Angeles/southern California area offer courses for translation in the language pair of English & Arabic, whether for certification or an academic degree in the field.

FYI, the closest-known institution in California which does conduct instruction in translation involving Arabic - English is the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS)[located way up north in Monterey, below San Francisco]. MIIS now (finally) offers academic degrees, professional certification programs, and summertime intensive special courses in Arabic-English for professional or research purposes.

Kindly clarify in which specific field, profession, industry, technology, or application do you wish to specialize and market your services as a translator?

When convenient, send your CV or resume to me, and I can circulate that for registration with some language services agencies around here.

There apparently are very few [a handful-plus for the moment] Arabic-English translators and interpreters here in the LA & OC area, with some others clustered up in the SF / Bay area. Glad to advise and assist as I can. is a helpful site to visit. Plan on attending at the next Pow-wow in the LA area. The last one was last weekend in Santa Monica.

A volunteer organization called the "Southern California Translators and Interpreters Association" (SCATIA) used to operate for a few years for the benefit of LA and OC-based professional bilinguals, but that body reportedly unravelled and disbanded about a year ago when the workload overwhelmed the volunteers who staffed and operated the association.

Hope this helps. Khair, in shaa' Allah.


Stephen H. Franke
English - Arabic
San Pedro, California (LA Harbor Area)

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english translation Nov 25, 2009

hey there are many institute of English-Arabic translation schools in LA.
you can them from them on google/yahoo
or please search on yellow pages also
teaching English courses

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Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
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More information about MIIS Nov 25, 2009

If you do decide to pursue studies at MIIS, feel free to e-mail me. I am a graduate of the translation department there (German). Good to see that they are finally offering Arabic.

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