The Department of Translation Theory and Practice is one of the leading departments of the School of Philology. In 1994, the “Translation Department” was established, since 17 October 2005, by order No. 169, it was renamed the “Department of General Linguistics and Translation Theory”. From 6 November 2018 the department was renamed the "Department of Translation Theory and Practice"The educational process of the department is based on a three-level program of study and is carried out in the following educational programs: Вachelor's degree: 6B02307 “Translation Studies”; Master's degree: 7M02302 “Translation Studies”; Master's degree: 7M02307 “Translation Studies: Oral translation”; Master's degree: 7M02307 “Digital translation”; РһD Doctoral studies: 8D02307 “Translation Studies”.
The Department’s staff is 18 teachers. It is a professional team with great scientific and educational-methodical potential. The head of the Department is PhD Yeskindirova M.ZH. There are 5 Doctors of habilitation, 3 Doctors of research, 4 PhD, 6 MA at the department. The members of the Department take an active part in writing monographs, compiling educational and methodological portfolios, electronic textbooks. They publish articles in scientific journals and participate in scientific and practical conferences held abroad.
Teachers and students of the Department actively participate in events held at the university, faculty and student hostel. The annual “Students’ Scientific Olympiad” held among students of translation studies of the universities of Astanan has become a traditional event. The club “Young Translator” was organized at the Department. The graduates of the Department are on-fire specialists in modern society and they are working for the benefit of independent Kazakhstan.