The Orange County Department of Education Multilingual Consortium

The Orange County Department of Education Multilingual Consortium: A Clearinghouse for Educational Interpreters

By The ATA Chronicle | January 25, 2022

California’s Orange County Department of Education has spearheaded efforts to provide continuous professional learning opportunities for bilingual staff in educational settings nationwide. Learn how a robust language services program strategically addressed the challenges and effectively capitalized on the opportunities presented by the pandemic.

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Reflections on Running a Micro-Internship

Reflections on Running a Micro-Internship: Making a Difference by Starting Small

By The ATA Chronicle | January 24, 2022

Given how few translation training programs exist in the U.S., internships can be a great way for freelance translators to contribute to the next generation of our profession while also getting something in return.

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Diversify Successfully with Online Language Teaching/Cultural Experience Hosting

By The ATA Chronicle | July 15, 2021

Linguistic and cultural skills such as those cultivated by most translators/interpreters are in high demand in education and are difficult to duplicate. This industry is likely to remain active even after the pandemic, so it’s a stable option for translators/interpreters looking to diversify.

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Savvy Diversification Series: Online Language Teaching

By The Savvy Newcomer | June 8, 2021

The Savvy Newcomer team has been taking stock of the past year and finding that one key priority for many freelance translators and interpreters…

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Savvy Diversification Series: Translator Training

By The Savvy Newcomer | May 11, 2021

The Savvy Newcomer team has been taking stock of the past year and finding that one key priority for many freelance translators and interpreters…

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Guide to Starting Out as a Translator

By ATA | April 28, 2021

Translation is a tool that bridges people and cultures. It’s a very rewarding profession that allows you to connect people through the written word.…

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ATA Joins Forces with the Association of Language Companies to Bridge the Education/Career Gap

By The ATA Chronicle | March 7, 2021

The Association of Language Companies (ALC) has been working to increase connections, relationships, and shared learning between the professional and academic sides of the…

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Getting Real with Translation & Interpreting

By The Savvy Newcomer | February 23, 2021

This post originally appeared on the Language Magazine blog and it is republished with permission. Caitilin Walsh suggests 11 resources to bring Translation and…

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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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