Institute for Applied Linguistics


Institute for Applied Linguistics

Institute for Applied Linguistics

The IAL is one of America’s leading university-based translator training programs and the only comprehensive B.S. to Ph.D. program.

The Institute for Applied Linguistics (IAL) is a research and training unit within the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State. Affiliated with the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies, the Institute and its faculty coordinate the four-year Bachelor of Science Program in Translation, the two-year Master of Arts in Translation and the Ph.D. in Translation Studies.


The IAL is a center for training and research in translation studies and in several areas of language engineering including computer-assisted translation and terminology, multilingual document management, and cross-language information exchange and retrieval.


Our translation degree programs focus on translation research skills, specialized translation, computer-assisted terminology and translation, software localization and project management for the language industry.  Our programs are also designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for development of key skills in humanistic translation and translation studies.


The IAL’s degree curricula provide a firm foundation in translation studies and practice for students in the following languages:

BS: French, German, Russian, Spanish

MA: French, German, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese

The Ph.D. program provides advanced training in Translation Studies.


Other Programs in Applied Linguistics affiliated with the Institute include:

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