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For Students

​​​​​DePaul’s Translator and Interpreter Corps (TIC) gives its student employees a unique opportunity to gain experience in translation and interpreting while having access to DePaul resources such as translation and interpreting courses, faculty with experience and expertise in the field, and the Tutoring & Language Learning Center. These resources put students at a significant advantage upon completion of their degree, as their TIC experience provides them with translation and interpreting skills, an awareness of professional processes and practices, and an understanding of working conditions in the translation and interpreting field.

TIC offers a limited number of student worker positions depending on current and projected needs. To inquire whether TIC is currently accepting applications, or for any other information about TIC, please contact Elias Shakkour, Director of TIC, at

Program Goals

The program provides students with training and experiential learning in translation and interpreting as well as intercultural communication. The program allows students to help provide language access to individuals and entities that need it, while developing skills that can be applied in professional settings.

Student Learning Outcomes

TIC students can expect to:

  • Learn about language skills and best practices in translation and interpreting
  • Learn how to employ intercultural communication skills with sensitivity and confidentiality
  • Gain the ability to discuss important aspects of the translation and interpreting field
  • Learn how to apply knowledge from experiential learning to professional activities

TIC work requires a professional level of commitment, attention and responsibility. A TIC student may be working with individuals who are in need of language access for their immigration process; proper handling of sensitive information, confidentiality, and awareness of context is necessary for TIC students to effectively perform these duties.

Courses and Related Programs

The Department of Modern Languages offers translation and interpreting courses and a number of translation and interpreting programs for students interested in receiving training in the field, whether to supplement their TIC work or as an independent path toward professional development. Courses are offered in both a polyglot (non-language-specific) format (under the MOL designation) and in a language-specific format (under the various language-program designations).

See below for current and upcoming course offerings.​​​​

If you have any questions, please contact Elias Shakkour, TIC Director, at

  • Autumn 2023: MOL 370/470 Professional Translation and Interpreting
  • Autumn 2023: MOL 379/479 Translation/Interpreting Practicum
  • Winter 2024: MOL 373/473 Consecutive Interpreting
  • Autumn 2023: FCH 324/424 Translation III
  • Autumn 2023: SPN 243 Introduction to Translation
  • Winter 2024: SPN 325/425 Advanced Spanish Translation
  • Spring 2024: SPN 334/434 Advanced Translation in the Professional World: Community-Based Service Learning
  • Spring 2024: JPN 303/403 Advanced Japanese VI [to be taught as a translation practicum]