AKAD, a private university, is the only institute of higher education in Germany which offers distance learning courses for translators with the language combination English and German. Also see our FAQ.
New York University offers translation courses leading to a Masterís degree via the Internet which can also be taken by non-American students.
An interesting website by the
Public Broadcasting Services which
offer distance learning
courses in English. However, the site is primarily aimed at
Blackboard offers the technology necessary to set up a distance learning course in the internet. The course participants can communicate via e-mail, they have direct access to the latest course information and can discuss the learning matter in a forum. Furthermore, data can easily be made available for everyone.
Apart from the full version available at $295 US per year
≠ it is possible to test a course for 60 days free
different aspects of distance learning
such as teaching methods,
assessment and the various types of media used.
This website contains an overview of different universities offering Internet-based
distance learning programmes including helpful definitions, basics and comparisons.
A forum for students of the AKAD to exchange information and discuss problems concerning
their studies, and much more.
The only German university, which is entirely virtual, offers its students the possibility
to study wherever they want. A wide range of learning materials and ways of communication provide
students with the most up-to-date research results regardless of whether it
is their first time or if they are taking part in a post-graduate programme.
An entirely virtual campus. Unfortunately, the courses are almost exclusively held in Spanish or Catalan, rarely in English.