Heritage Speakers in Health Care Interpreting: A Case Study in Virtual Training

By The ATA Chronicle | May 11, 2020

Two experienced trainers share some lessons learned from the efforts of a three-month training program at Barton Health in South Lake Tahoe, California, to prepare bilingual employees who are Spanish heritage speakers to enter the field of health care interpreting.

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Translation and Emotions: Keys for Effective Online Instruction and Collaboration

By The ATA Chronicle | March 13, 2020

How do we compensate for the lack of direct human interaction in online training courses? The socio-affective strategies discussed here will help optimize the instructor’s effectiveness and prepare students for the workplace.

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Three Pedagogical Tools to Take Your Online Translation and Interpreting Courses to the Next Level

By The ATA Chronicle | January 16, 2020

Demand for online education continues to grow in the U.S. and is globally “on track to become mainstream by 2025.” In this article, three experienced instructors involved in the design of online translation and interpreting curricula share tips for creating an online community that encourages students’ reflective practice and enables structured student interactions.

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Designing a Competency-Based Translator Training Program: Progress, Challenges, and Next Steps

By The ATA Chronicle | July 16, 2019

A well-designed competency-based translator training program could be an effective and affordable means of meeting the growing need for qualified translators.

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Educational Interpreting 101: It's a Lot Harder than It Looks

By The ATA Chronicle | March 8, 2019

As school districts across the nation struggle to fulfill language access requirements and the needs of their diverse multilingual families, our profession needs to step up, make space, and provide concrete resources for educational interpreters.

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Teaching Localization in the 21st Century: Six Practices That Make a Difference

By The ATA Chronicle | November 13, 2018

As the field of localization evolves, so must the programs that prepare students for the increasing number of opportunities in this exciting field.

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Modality Matters: Including Remote Interpreting in Interpreter Training Programs

By The ATA Chronicle | September 11, 2018

As the demand and opportunity for remote interpreting grows, interpreters need to develop their ability to perform effectively in this area. Let’s examine a framework to categorize key areas of professional development for remote interpreters and discuss perceptions and trends and how they impact training.

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Can Competency-Based Education Enhance Translator Training?

By The ATA Chronicle | July 17, 2017

How can we maximize the effectiveness of university translator training programs? Competency-based education is an innovative approach to teaching and learning that has been gaining traction in universities throughout the U.S. and beyond.

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