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Course Description (Toronto)


Students learn a lot of useful idioms, so they can enjoy watching American TV programs without a hassle. Also, because the students learn vocabulary used in different topics of world issues, they can read newspaper articles and watch the news with more confidence. The emphasis is equally given to all four aspects speaking, listening, writing, and learning. The course also prepares students who want to take the exam for the certification in Translation / Interpretation, approved by Canadian government or American ILTI.

Course Content

- Common English Phrase Translation

- Journal Translation

- Idiomatic Expressions and Slang

- Reading Comprehension

- Basic Translation Techniques

- Article Translation

- News Script Translation / Dictation

- Subtitling Friends, Other TV show

- Fiction / Non-fiction Translation

- Skit Script Translation

When I chose a language school, I was looking for a school which teaches English on the effective way. English Korean translation class of SGIC was really good choice.


EFP course covers all of English skills. Above all, interpretation practicing was difficult but helpful for me and plus I learned how to use words or phrases properly.

- Kyung Jin Seo


SGIC - English For Professional Student
Time table for students attending class
Program Features
Entrance Requirements
SGIC Admission Test 78%, or Completed Upper Intermediate English level 6 at SGIC, or TOEFL iBT 55, or IELTS 5.5 + (Oral Test Required)
2 Semesters (Semester takes 100hrs)
Class Size:
Average 12-14 Students (High Season 16 Students)
Starting Dates:
Please see school Calendar



1. Professional bilingual instructors offer Korean students the basic principles and techniques of translation.


2. The course is designed to enrich students knowledge of writing techniques and applying them to interpreting and translating texts.


3. A rich variety of texts and genres will be translated into English in class and at home.


4. Personalized counseling to discuss individual progress is available weekly.



SGIC offers an extremely rewarding and productive internship placement for EFP graduates wishing to apply their newly learnt skills to real-life work.


EFP interns will be working for the Korean Senior Citizens Society of Toronto and have numerous challenging opportunities to practice translation skills in a written and oral capacity.


Interns will accompany and assist Korean Canadians in a variety of situations such as doctor or hospital visits, trips to the bank and wherever a translator is needed. Students also translate for the RCMP-The Royal Canadian Mounted Police!

What You Can Expect
Express yourself like a Canadian
Learn useful idioms
Apply for translation and interpretation careers
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