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.
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-…
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 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…
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…
2017 School Outreach Contest Winner: Marybeth Timmermann
Marybeth Timmermann, an ATA-certified French>English translator, is the winner of the 2016–2017 School Outreach Contest. She won a free registration to ATA’s 58th Annual Conference…
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.