Attention Teachers and Students!

As our world becomes more integrated globally, businesses and governments are realizing the importance of using skilled professional translators and interpreters to communicate their message effectively and successfully to global audiences, avoiding potentially costly and embarrassing mistakes.

In 2004, ATA launched the School Outreach Program to educate students about translation and interpreting to build awareness of careers in the language industry.

The School Outreach Program encourages professional translators and interpreters to visit classrooms—in person or virtually—to share their passion for language.


Request a School Outreach presentation for your classroom:

The Impact of Outreach

Read about the experiences and activities of School Outreach presentations.

School Outreach Winner

2023 School Outreach Contest Winner: Fatima Cornwall

The winner of ATA’s 2023 School Outreach Contest is Fatima Cornwall, School Outreach Contest By sharing your story and photo, you could win a free…

School Outreach Winner

2022 School Outreach Contest Winner: Aída Carrazco

The winner of ATA’s 2022 School Outreach Contest is Aída Carrazco, an ATA-certified English to Spanish freelance translator based in Mexico. Aída spoke to 11-…

School Outreach Contest Winner

2021 School Outreach Contest Winner: Majlinda Mulla-Everett

The winner of ATA’s 2021 School Outreach Contest is Majlinda Mulla-Everett, an Albanian, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Macedonian interpreter. In June 2021, Majlinda presented a…

2020 School Outreach Winner

2020 School Outreach Contest Winner: Giovanna Lester

Giovanna won the contest for her virtual presentation to students from Farmington R7 School in Missouri. She spoke to the 22 students aged 8 to…

School Outreach Winner 2020

2019 School Outreach Contest Winner: Denise Fisher

ATA Member Denise Fisher, a Japanese<>English interpreter and translator based in Orient, Ohio, is the winner of this year’s School Outreach Contest. She won a…

2018 School Outreach Contest Winner: Jessica Sanchez

Jessica Sanchez, a Spanish interpreter and interpreter coordinator for the Fayette County Public School District in Kentucky, won a free registration to ATA’s 59th Annual…


Understanding the Value of Educating the Public

In classrooms from grade school to graduate school, you can find the next generation of language professionals and the next generation of clients. The more these future doctors, lawyers, and business owners know about our field, the more likely they'll appreciate the importance of our work.

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