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Department of Translation

The Department (Division) of Translation currently runs a two-year M.A. programme in Translation with the following objectives:

  • Train professional translators for national, public and private sectors and for the international market;
  • Promote research in translation studies.

Plans are underway to start two new programmes:

  • A Professional B.A. 4-year programme in Intercultural and Translation Studies
  • A Ph.D. programme in Intercultural and Translation Studies

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Head of Division:

Alexandre Deffo Tene, Lecturer

Members of Staff:

Members of Teaching Staff (Full-time)

  • Emmanuel N. Chia, Professor, Language and Linguistics
  • Joseph Che Suh, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Translation Studies
  • Charles Tiayon, M.A.SAL, D.E.A., Lecturer, Translation Studies and Terminology
  • Moïse Ateba Ngoa, PGD, D.E.A., Lecturer, Translation from English into French
  • Moluh Seïdou Mama,  Ph.D., Lecturer, Arabic Language and Translation from Arabic into French
  • Alexandre Deffo Tene, D.E.S.S., Ph.D., Lecturer, Translation from English/German into French

Assistant Lecturers

  • Ayonghe Suzanne, M.A., Assistant Lecturer, Audio-Visual and Computer-Asssisted Translation
  • Jean-Richard Dongho, PGD, M.A., Assistant Lecturer, Translation from English into French
  • Constantine Ngoran, PGD, Assistant Lecturer, Translation from French into English
  • Titus Wanchia, PGD, D.E.A., Assistant Lecturer, Translation from French into English
  • Hugues D. Souop, M.A., PGD, Assistant Lecturer, Translation from French into English

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UB Academic Staff

  • Professor Emmanuel Chia, University of Buea (Specialist Studies in Translation and Interpreting from/into African Languages, Cross-Cultural Pragmatics)
  • Professor Paul Mbangwana, University of Yaounde (Specialist Studies in Translation and Interpreting from/into African Languages, Cross-Cultural Pragmatics)
  • Dr Joseph Che Suh, ASTI, University of Buea (Cross-Cultural Pragmatics, History and Theory of Translation and Interpretation, Specialist Studies in Translation)
  • Dr Augustin Ndi Kimbi, Presidency of the Republic, Yaounde, Cameroon (Terminology and Lexicography)

International Academic Adjuncts (pending accreditation as adjunct professors & researchers)

  • Professor Paul Bandia, Concordia University, Canada
  • Professeur Otto Mbambe Ikome, TÉLUQ, Université du Québec à Montréal. Canada
  • Professeur Clare Donovan, ESIT, Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3
  • Dr Raymond Mopoho, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Professor Moses Nyongwa, Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Canada
  • Dr René Tondji-Simen, Collège universitaire de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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