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April 2020

Associate-Level Translation Examination – Cancelled due to COVID-19

April 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
Location To Be Announced

Following the recent developments and updates regarding COVID-19 pandemic, ATIA has made the decision to cancel the Associate Level Translation Exam. We will re-schedule the Exam when it is safe to do so. This exam is mandatory for all incoming translator members of ATIA. Mandatory prerequisites: Pass the Code of Ethics Examination Pass the English Proficiency Examination Examination date and registration opening date to be advised. Questions? Contact the Examinations Coordinator by e-mail at admin@atia.ab.ca.

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Webinar – Memory Skills: What Every Interpreter Needs

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Online – Zoom

Memory Skills:  What Every Interpreter Needs With Debra Russell, PHD This short webinar is designed to explore the ways in which short-term and long-term memory skills are crucial in our work as interpreters, and how we can strengthen our memories.  No matter what stage of your career, memory development is something we are always having to hone and practice.  There are many ways to practice and this webinar will give you tips and tricks that don't take long and can…

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Webinar – Emojis, Emoticons and Smileys – Offered by CTTIC

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm MDT
Online – Zoom

Emojis, Emoticons and Smileys, oh My! 🤪 A Quick Primer for Court Interpreters Wednesday April 22, 2020 @ 4PM Atlantic Daylight Time / 1PM Alberta (MDT) Cost:  Free - Registrants will receive a 'Zoom' invitation by email two days before the webinar Facilitator:  Jeff Staflund*, Ed.D., M.C.I., C. Tr., C. Int. Purpose Emojis are increasingly being seen in court cases around the world where text messages are used as evidence, and NAJIT (the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators) in…

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Webinar – Note-Taking: Why Do I Need That?

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm MDT
Online – Zoom

Note-Taking:  Why Do I Need That? by Debra Russell, PHD This short webinar focuses on note-taking skills, something that is crucial for our consecutive and quasi-consecutive work, and is a tool that can support our simultaneous work.  We will examine different techniques for note taking and mapping, which are tools to support memory of what people said and how they said it.  Practicing note taking outside of our interpreting work can also hone our understanding of discourse analysis, which is key…

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May 2020

Webinar: An Introduction to Legal Translation – Provided by CTTIC

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
Online – Zoom

Regina Landeck Presents: An introduction to Legal Translation This webinar is aimed at professional translators who are interested in exploring the field of legal translation. We will look at the interlocking competencies of a legal translator and legal translation as a cultural issue. In addition, we will cast a cursory glance at the history and features of legal English and ask ourselves why we say these things in legal language. We will conclude with a discussion of legal communication and…

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Webinar: An Overview of the Canadian Court System – Provided by ATIA

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Online – Zoom

Presented by Carmen Aguilera An Overview of the Canadian Court System This webinar is an overview of the Canadian Court System and the different courts where court interpreters typically work.  It will provide an understanding of the stucture for the Provincial Court, the Court of Queen's Bench and the regular courts.  We will discuss the terminology used in the Domestic Violence Court and the need for participants to begin translating this vocabulary of legal terms into their own language.  …

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CTTIC Certification Examination

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
Location To Be Announced

CTTIC Certification Exam Due to COVID-19 pandemic registration for this examination is delayed until further notice. Only associate translators of ATIA may register for the CTTIC Certification Examination in their professional category and language combination. The Certification Exam is held in Edmonton and Calgary on May 23, 2020.  For more details on eligibility requirements visit our website at the following link: Membership Questions? Contact the Examinations Coordinator by e-mail at admin@atia.ab.ca.

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July 2020

Webinar: Offered by STIBC – Translating Official Documents

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
Online – Zoom

This workshop is for all Certified Translators and Associate Members with a rare language combination in which no Certified Translator is listed in the STIBC directory. TO REGISTER:  Sign up online Here When:  July 17 (Friday) 6:00-8:00pm Price:  Members of other translation associations: $40, STIBC Members: $30, Student Member: $20 Official documents such as birth certificates, degrees/diplomas/certificates, transcripts and driver's licenses are issued in different ways in different countries, and there are certain formats and procedures that can be used when translating those…

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Mandatory Information Session for Associate Level Prerequisite Examinations

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
Online – Zoom

READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY. Mandatory Information Session for Associate Level Prerequisite Examinations The information session is for ALL candidates intending to register for the Associate level prerequisite examinations. All candidates MUST attend this online session in order to be eligible to register and write the examinations. At this time ATIA’s Bylaws and Code of Ethics will be reviewed, language professions will be discussed, and the examination procedure will be described in detail. You must fill in the registration form to…

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Webinar: Offered by STIBC – Introduction to Community Interpreting and Best Practices

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm MDT

This workshop is for everyone with no previous interpreting experience. TO REGISTER: Sign up online Here When: July 31 (Friday) 6:00-8:00pm Price: Members of other translation associations: $40, STIBC Members: $30, Student Member: $20 This 2-hour online workshop is beneficial for beginners in the field of interpreting, and an excellent refresher for seasoned interpreters, in particular for those interpreters who passed the certification exam. Topics : Introduction to Community Interpreting Interpreting Methods Community Interpreter's Code of Professional Conduct Guidelines for Community Interpreters Certification  

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