The Upper Midwest Translators & Interpreters Association Logo

Together, We Make Our Fields Better

We are a professional association that provides & promotes resources to improve the quality of translation & interpretation. Read more »

Education Interpreters

May 26th – Translators and Interpreters Walk and Share in Eagan!

Century College Translators & Interpreters Walk & Share May 26th at 9:00 am Join a hike and share! Location: Lebanon Hills Regional Park (Meet at the Visitor Center) 860 Cliff Rd, Eagan, MN 55123 Time: Meet at 9:00 AM, leave for hike at 9:30 AM Plan for approximately a 2-hour hike The alumni and students of Century College have created a… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Language Access Advocates, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Translators

MICATA Annual Conference – March 23-25, 2018

The MICATA (Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association) 2018 Annual Conference will be Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24 in Overland Park, Kansas. Once again, MICATA is very excited to be offering excellent pre-conference workshops on Friday, a full day of sessions and a luncheon on Saturday, and the opportunity to take the… READ MORE »

Related to: Education Interpreters, Legal Interpreters, Medical Interpreters, Non-UMTIA Event, Training Resources, Translators

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

View the Archives

Subscribe here for events and news updates.

MENU