As usual, most persons work in translation field today who are translators with certificates such as bachelor, master, or doctorate degrees in linguistics at home and abroad universities.
Within four to five years at the university, they have been trained methodically under systematic textbooks that have been compiled and researched in advance and with experienced lecturers. So, they have a language basis, including vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure to communication… in the most scientific way.
For that reason, they can come into translation field as a normal thing.
But If you don’t study at a foreign language university, should you become a translator?
For those of you who are not fortunate enough to study at the language department of the university, should they join in translation field?
This is absolutely what you should do, if you indulge in studying foreign languages, why don’t you pursue your passion and try this profession?
Even you study by yourself or you study at centers where can not grant formal certificate like universities, but if you are capable, you can still become a good translator not only at home but also abroad.
Nowadays, globalization has been performed in many fields and also applied in foreign languages. Currently, foreign language certificates such as Toefl, Ielts, Toeic … in English or N1, N2, N3 … in Japanese as well as other popular certificates are recognized worldwide.
So if you have the ability in foreign languages, even without formal certificate in a foreign language, you can still get the above certificates and you can completely work as a good and professional translator.
Like famous Vietnamese businessmen such as Doan Nguyen Duc – Chairman of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group, Le Phuoc Vu – Chairman of Hoa Sen Group, Nguyen Thi Nhu Loan – Chairman of Quoc Cuong Gia Lai Company… they have never had a university degree in business, but now they are leading businesses in Vietnam.
Thus if you have the ability and passion for foreign languages, you can also become a outstanding translator in Vietnam.