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Education Interpreters

VIDEO: A Parent’s Campaign to Break Down Language Barriers for ELL Families

Schools around the world, take note: This poignant video shows how one parent in Seattle, Washington (the northwest U.S.) fought for other parents to get interpreting and translation services. If you don’t understand the language of your child’s school—how can you help your child? The answer is that you can’t, or not easily—unless you have language… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Interpreter/Translator News, Language Access Advocates

Preparing to Interpret at a Conference: Lessons Learned from a Healthcare and Court Interpreter

During my training as a conference interpreter, some of the most important advice I got was this: Don’t crush your listener with a wall of sound.  But what does that mean? It took me a while to figure it out. Rather than parroting a word-for-word monotone (and likely meaningless) rendition of what the speaker’s saying… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, interpreter/translator article/news, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event

Who is the certification for? (Hint: It’s not who you think!)

Yes, it’s a feather in our caps! Getting that letter saying we passed, congratulations you are now a certified interpreter, is a great feeling of accomplishment. Having those letters after our names, FCCI, CCI, USCCI, or whatever they may be, suddenly can make us walk a little taller and prouder. But, hey, the truth is… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Interpreter/Translator News, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Translators

IITA Webinar on Oct. 9th: Challenges to Proving Qualification for Languages of Limited Diffusion Interpreters

Challenges to Proving Qualification for Languages of Limited Diffusion Interpreters (presented in English)  Monday, Oct. 9th 5:30–6:30 pm (Central) Approved for 1 CEP from the ATA. Any language could be a language of limited diffusion (LLD).  For example, in Maine, Spanish is an LLD, which is a very different reality for much of the U.S. Whatever… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Remote Interpreting, Webinar

$600 UMTIA Scholarship Opportunity for Two Students

Dear Members, . UMTIA awards two scholarships each semester to individuals pursuing a post-secondary education degree in translation or interpreting in Minnesota (note that we give preference to students of languages of lesser diffusion). The deadline for fall semester applications is October 15th. . For more information, visit our Scholarship page here. . Any questions can be directed to [email protected] . Thank… READ MORE »

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