Our sessions are live teleconferences. Attendance is required. Each session consists of twenty or thirty minutes of theory followed by review of the homework assignment due for discussion that day.

Having completed the homework, reviewed the partner’s work, and submitted the reviewed work on time for the instructors to review the homework before the class makes participation more productive and course participation more successful.

Participants who consistently do their work on time, review each other’s work on time, and participate in teleconferences, have a better rate of success.

Tentative schedule - Translation Certification Exam Preparation by Teleconference

These topics are tentative and will be adjusted to the needs of the class based on the observations of the instructors. Every week there will be a translation assignment into English or Spanish. Those assignments are not listed here. Each class is two hours long. The last 15 minutes of each class are for Q and A.
DateTheory topicTranslation to be discussed
01/08/2020, 5:30 PM PacificIntroduction. Review of admissions test. Overview of how assignments will be done and evaluated.Translation done for admissions test
01/15/2020, 5:30 PM PacificAnalysis of the message. English to Spanish #1
01/18/2020, 8 am PacificTips and Tricks with MS WordNo translation homework on Saturdays
01/22/2020, 5:30 PM PacificTranslation and review process. Use of track changes.Spanish to English #1
01/29/2020, 5:30 PM PacificChicago Manual of Style: Overview.English to Spanish #2
02/05/2020, 5:30 PM PacificSpanish style guides. Overview.Spanish to English #2
02/12/2020, 5:30 PM PacificOnline translation resources vetted by ATAEnglish to Spanish #3
02/19/2020, 5:30 PM PacificTerminology research based on paragraphs from the newspaperSpanish to English #3
02/26/2020No class - Ash Wednesday
02/29/2020, 8 am PacificOverview of Spanish writing No translation homework on Saturdays
03/04/2020, 5:30 PM PacificReading the text as a translator. Translation procedures.Spanish to English #4
03/11/2020, 5:30 PM PacificPreventive grammar. Terminology research 2English to Spanish #4
03/14/2020, 8 am PacificOverview of English writing No translation homework on Saturdays
03/18/2020, 5:30 PM PacificDifferences between English and Spanish: syntax, morphology, punctuation…English to Spanish #5
03/25/2020No class - Miami-Dade Schools' Spring Break
04/01/2020, 5:30 PM PacificTranslating for the newsSpanish to English #5
04/08/2020, 5:30 PM PacificBalancing the use of different proceduresEnglish to Spanish #6
04/15/2020, 5:30 PM PacificHow to work for clients with different style guides: A comparison between using the ATA exam style guide and working with real-world clients. Spanish to English #6
04/22/2020, 5:30 PM PacificTime management when translating with a deadline such as the ATA exam.English to Spanish #7
04/25/2020, 8 am PacificTips and Tricks with MS ExcelNo translation homework on Saturdays
04/29/2020, 5:30 PM PacificHow to review your workSpanish to English #7
05/06/2020, 5:30 PM PacificTranslation technologyEnglish to Spanish #8
05/13/2020, 5:30 PM PacificTranslation technologySpanish to English #8
05/20/2020, 5:30 PM PacificPutting it all together: Staying alive as a freelancerQuestions?