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Workshop: ATA SP<>EN Certification Exam Prep (inc. General Overview)
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Workshop: ATA SP<>EN Certification Exam Prep inc. General Overview

When: 8/29/2015
From 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM with breaks
Where: Capsity
2572 21st Street
Sacramento, California  95818
United States
Presenter: Sean Dodd

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Location: Capsity, 2572 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95818

Schedule: 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM
Registration closes 8/26/15
Early-bird discount ends 8/15/15

Member early-bird rate: $75
Non-member early-bird rate: $105
After August 15:
Members: $100
Non-members: $130

The next ATA certification exam in Northern California will be held on October 3 in San Francisco. To help you prepare for success on exam day, NCTA is offering this ATA Exam-Prep Workshop.   

The first hour is a general overview of the examination, with plenty of tips for success, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. This first segment is language-neutral and should be of value to anyone who is interested in learning more about the exam, regardless of your particular language combinations.


Objectives of this segment:

• To acquaint attendees with the ATA certification process and its most recent changes.
• To explain the mechanics of the examination, the evaluation, and the concepts and details of the grading process.
• To introduce those "tricks of the trade" that may improve your chances of passing the exam.
• To give participants an opportunity to ask questions about the certification program and the exam.

The remainder of the workshop is designed specifically for Spanish translators who work either in the English>Spanish or Spanish>English directions. Common translation problems and solutions that are unique to these language combinations will be explored in depth, with some time set aside for short practice translation exercises during the workshop based on actual exam papers. As an added benefit, Spanish translators will be offered pre-workshop practice translations, receiving private feedback on their work from the presenter.

Sean Dodd is an ATA-certified translator (Spanish>English) who serves on NCTA’s Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s School of Russian and also holds a BA in Spanish, a Certificate in Legal Interpretation (Spanish), and a Diploma in Fluency-Level Spanish (DELE Superior). After more than a decade of translation and interpreting experience, Sean earned ATA certification in 2012 at his first exam sitting. This is his second year presenting this workshop.

Questions? Need more info? Please contact Sarah Llewellyn:

Please note: The workshop requires a minimum number of participants. Should the number of participants not be reached by August 26, the workshop will be cancelled. NCTA will not be responsible for any consequential losses to participants arising from this.

Cancellation policy: Refunds are issued only if notice of cancellation is received one week prior to the applicable workshop date. A cancellation fee of $10 is charged for all cancellations.

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