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Break Into Japanese-to-English Media Translation with JVTA! Online Open School

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【For Japanese – English Media Translation Course】
April 2021 Semester Applications OPEN SOON!
Learn how to go from beginner to working professional with JVTA’s one-of-a-kind media translation training program at this online event

 
[Japanese-to-English course starts from April 13, 2021]
 

Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA) is a Tokyo-based school that teaches the skills you need to become professional translators for visual media content. Since April 2020, our completely remote curriculum has allowed students around the world to train as qualified media translators. Find out more at our Open School with a free day of skill-boosting e-workshops in J-to-E media translation!
 

This time, we’re holding a special stream with English as the language of instruction. You’ll gain insight into the state of the media translation industry, experience a real-time translation workshop, and have JVTA staff answer all your questions about J-E media translation. Plus, you’ll have the chance to network with other J-E media translators, aspiring and veteran alike!
Non-native speakers of Japanese are especially encouraged to join us for this event!
 

Go From Beginner to Pro, Completely Online
In the six years since JVTA began offering remote learning options for our professional media translation training programs, we’ve helped countless professionals launch their careers in the industry. In October 2020, we opened a new chapter in fully-online learning with JVTA Online!
 

With this one convenient learning platform, you can view lectures, submit your assignments, and even chat with your classmates and course advisors in real time — all at the click of a button!
 
JVTA Online makes learning media translation easier than ever before. We welcome anyone with a passion for film and TV, as well as fans of anime and manga, hobbyists with an interest in subbing and dubbing, and anyone simply looking to learn more about the visual media translation world.
 
[Date]
TBD
(Note: If timezone differences make this difficult, please contact us to book a personal consultation at time of your choice.)

1-on-1 guidance sessions also available ▶here
 

[Prerequisites]
- Able to participate in English
- Japanese competency equivalent to JLPT N2 or higher
(JLPT certificate NOT required)
Translation experience NOT required!
 

[Technical requirements]
- Stable internet connection
- Zoom-ready PC, tablet or smartphone
(Connection tests available on request)
 

[Program]
Session 1: Japanese-English Media Translation Industry Overview
What does a career in media translation actually look like? JVTA instructor and translator Alice Byron will give you a detailed look into the world of professional Japanese translation and how it intersects with the entertainment industry. We’ll break down myths about Japanese media translation and localization and answer your questions about how to get your foot in the door of this exciting field.
 
Session 2: Real-Time Japanese-to-English Subtitling Workshop — Beginners Welcome!
Learn what makes subtitle translation special in an interactive workshop. You’ll even get to try your hand at subtitling a scene from a popular Japanese drama in real-time with JVTA instructor and pro translator Haruna Yokoyama.
 
Session 3: School Introduction
All your questions about JVTA will be answered in this information session covering:
- Enrolment procedures
- Course structure and timeframe
- Student support
- Curriculum design
- Employment opportunities for graduates
And more!
 

[Timetable]
(Note – All times in JST)
10:00 AM – 10:40 AM: Japanese-English Media Translation Industry Overview
10:45 AM – 11:35 AM: Real-Time Japanese-to-English Subtitling Experience
11:40 AM – 12:00 Noon: School Introduction
12:00 Noon – Q&A session
 

[Inquiries]
Phone: (+81) 0 3517-5002
Otherwise, please use the form below.

[Apply Now]
Use the secure form below to secure a place at the Online Open School.

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