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 TeleconferenceThese 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.
|Date||Theory topic||Translation to be discussed|
|01/08/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Introduction. Review of admissions test. Overview of how assignments will be done and evaluated.||Translation done for admissions test|
|01/15/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Analysis of the message.||English to Spanish #1|
|01/18/2020, 8 am Pacific||Tips and Tricks with MS Word||No translation homework on Saturdays|
|01/22/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Translation and review process. Use of track changes.||Spanish to English #1|
|01/29/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Chicago Manual of Style: Overview.||English to Spanish #2|
|02/05/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Spanish style guides. Overview.||Spanish to English #2|
|02/12/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Online translation resources vetted by ATA||English to Spanish #3|
|02/19/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Terminology research based on paragraphs from the newspaper||Spanish to English #3|
|02/26/2020||No class - Ash Wednesday|
|02/29/2020, 8 am Pacific||Overview of Spanish writing||No translation homework on Saturdays|
|03/04/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Reading the text as a translator. Translation procedures.||Spanish to English #4|
|03/11/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Preventive grammar. Terminology research 2||English to Spanish #4|
|03/14/2020, 8 am Pacific||Overview of English writing||No translation homework on Saturdays|
|03/18/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Differences between English and Spanish: syntax, morphology, punctuation…||English to Spanish #5|
|03/25/2020||No class - Miami-Dade Schools' Spring Break|
|04/01/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Translating for the news||Spanish to English #5|
|04/08/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Balancing the use of different procedures||English to Spanish #6|
|04/15/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||How 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 Pacific||Time management when translating with a deadline such as the ATA exam.||English to Spanish #7|
|04/25/2020, 8 am Pacific||Tips and Tricks with MS Excel||No translation homework on Saturdays|
|04/29/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||How to review your work||Spanish to English #7|
|05/06/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Translation technology||English to Spanish #8|
|05/13/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Translation technology||Spanish to English #8|
|05/20/2020, 5:30 PM Pacific||Putting it all together: Staying alive as a freelancer||Questions?|