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ATA Certification Exam Prep Workshop

August 15, 2020  |  Atlanta, Georgia  |  Emory St. Joseph’s Carroll Hospital Education Center  


Do NOT miss this chance to prepare for the ATA Certification Exam!


What do you gain with ATA certification?

    • Confirmation of professional level translation skills
    • Potential for increased compensation and new business
    • Greater visibility in the ATA Directory of Translators and Interpreters
    • Recognition of a commitment to the profession and its ethical practice


Maximize your potential on exam day by attending ONE or BOTH of these workshops:



SESSION I: Preparing for the ATA English>Spanish Certification Exam

Diego Mansilla, CT
Saturday, August 15, 9:00am-12:00pm
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SESSION II: Preparing for the ATA Spanish>English Certification Exam

Holly Mikkelson, CT
Saturday, August 15, 2:00pm-5:00pm
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Space is Limited!

Both workshops are limited to 25 participants to ensure the individual attention needed for an optimal learning experience. These workshops will not be recorded.




Registration Rates

Take advantage of discounted rates, available until July 31.


ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS (Register for both sessions and save!)

Early Registration (by July 31)
ATA Member: $380
Nonmember: $480
AAIT Member: $380

Late Registration (after July 31)
ATA Member: $480
Nonmember: $580
AAIT Member: $480


CHOOSE ONE SESSION (Register for either Session I or Session II)

Early Registration (by July 31)
ATA Member: $200
Nonmember: $250
AAIT Member: $200

Late Registration (after July 31)
ATA Member: $250
Nonmember: $300
AAIT Member: $250

Register Today!


ATA Members  |  Nonmembers  |  AAIT Member




SESSION I:

Preparing for the ATA English>Spanish Certification Exam

ATA-certified translators stand out in their profession. With a 20% pass rate, the ATA Certification Exam can be challenging even for those with experience. This workshop will prepare you for that challenge! Many candidates who fail the ATA Certification Exam are surprised and wonder how—after so many years of experience—they are still unable to pass it. This workshop will help attendees understand how the exam is graded and what are the common errors that candidates make. The presenter will show examples from real-life tests to demonstrate common pitfalls and will provide tips to avoid them.

In order to develop and tailor this course, attendees will be given a sample ATA practice test to translate and return by July 15. Practice test translations received by July 15 will be reviewed in order to target the common—and not so common—errors. If your translation is received by the deadline, the speaker will grade and return it to you at the end of the workshop. (Translations received after the deadline will be returned to you by the end of August.) During the workshop, the speaker will analyze the most representative errors made by attendees on the practice test, but all examples used will remain anonymous. Some of the content will be the same as the Advanced Skills and Training Course at ATA60.

Diego Mansilla, CT is a grader for ATA’s English>Spanish certification exam. A professional translator for 20 years, he teaches advanced translation courses and is the Director of the Spanish/English Translation Certificate Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is an ATA-certified English>Spanish translator.


Date: Saturday, August 15, 2020
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Onsite Registration: 8:00am-9:00am
Continuing Education: Earn 3 ATA CEPs

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SESSION II:

Preparing for the ATA Spanish>English Certification Exam

ATA-certified translators stand out in their profession. With a 20% pass rate, the ATA Certification Exam can be challenging even for those with experience. This workshop will prepare you for that challenge! Many candidates who fail the ATA Certification Exam are surprised and wonder how—after so many years of experience—they are still unable to pass it. This workshop will help attendees understand how the exam is graded and what are the common errors that candidates make. The presenter will show examples from real-life tests to demonstrate common pitfalls and will provide tips to avoid them.
 
In order to develop and tailor this course, attendees will be given a sample ATA practice test to translate and return by July 15. Practice test translations received by July 15 will be reviewed in order to target the common—and not so common—errors. If your translation is received by the deadline, the speaker will grade and return it to you at the end of the workshop. (Translations received after the deadline will be returned to you by the end of August.) During the workshop, the speaker will analyze the most representative errors made by attendees on the practice test, but all examples used will remain anonymous. Some of the content will be the same as the Advanced Skills and Training Course at ATA60.

Holly Mikkelson, CT is professor emerita of translation and interpreting at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. She is a federally certified court interpreter and ATA-certified translator (Spanish to/from English) with four decades of professional experience. She has taught classes and workshops all over the world. She has written many articles and books on various aspects of interpreting, and is the author of the acclaimed Acebo training manuals for court and medical interpreters.


Date:
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Onsite Registration: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Continuing Education: Earn 3 ATA CEPs

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Location:
Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital Carroll Education Center
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30342
1-678-843-7001

Driving Instructions and Parking Information.

Parking Cost:  $5 per day.

Hotel Information:
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center (1.4 miles).

To receive the AAIT Rate of $89 plus tax/per night, contact Cameron Daniels, Director of Sales at the Hilton Garden Inn by email, Cameron.Daniels@hilton.com, or by telephone at 404-504-0423. Please indicate that you are requesting the AAIT Rate. The rate is based on availability.

ATA does not have a room block at any hotels.  

ATA CEPs:
Earn 3 CEPs for each session attended.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation requests received in writing by August 1, 2020 are eligible for a refund.  One-session cancellation is subject to a $105 administrative fee.  Two-session cancellation is subject to a $185 administrative fee.

Questions?
Please contact ATA at (703) 683-6100, ext. 3001 or adrian@atanet.org.


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