Introduction To Translation ~ 4 Part Webinar Series Spring 2024

April 22, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Zoom Online

Regina Landeck presents

‘Introduction to Translation’ webinar series:

Regina Landeck, M.A. is a certified translator for German to English and English to German. She is a member of ATIA and a corresponding member of  ATA. Regina holds a law degree from Germany, a post-graduate diploma in adult education, and a master’s degree in translation. She taught legal translation in the online Translation Certificate Program at New York University for 10 years and continues to operate her own translation business, ProLingua Consulting. Regina teaches translation webinars and is also active as a mentor and tutor to new translators.

  • Scroll to table below for  the description and date of each webinar in the series. There are 4 webinars; each 2 hours long.
  • Read Testimonials below from prior attendees of these webinars with Regina. 
  • Highly recommended for those taking the upcoming associate level translation exam.
  • NOTE:  If you wish to purchase “All 4 Webinars”  there is a cost savings of $20, simply Choose option “Bundle all 4 Webinars” in below table.  ATIA members must be logged in to receive $10 discount per webinar/ $20 discount for the bundle of 4 webinars.
  • OR you may purchase individual webinars at $40.
  • When ready to register and pay go to the table below then click the appropriate link under “Payment/Registration” then click cart button to proceed to payment/registration page.
  • Deadline to register is  April 19, 5:30 pm MDT
  • The translation exam is May 4, 2024

A few of the testimonials from prior attendees:
“It was a great eye-opener for one like me who considered herself to be a veteran in translating documents.”
~ Teresita Nixon

“Regina was friendly and taught the class at a steady, manageable pace.
I appreciate all the tools and tips to becoming a translator; I thought they were helpful, practical and easy to follow.
The examples put the guidelines into practice and provided context to demonstrate what to do and what not to do.”
~ Stephanie Harris

“I thoroughly enjoyed Regina’s series.  She provided  relevant, practical and interesting content that deepened my understanding of the translation process and the skills required to run a successful freelance business. Furthermore, Regina thoughtfully answered my many questions.”
~Kara Stelfox

“The webinars were very useful and fun making it easy to understand.  The colleagues from different nationalities also added more knowledge, it was worth attending, I learned a lot in just 4 nights.”
~Luziana Ferreira-Medeiros

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    Zoom Invite and link is sent by email (the email address you register with) ONE day before each event.

Date Time Webinar Purpose of Webinar Payment/Registration 
April 22, Monday 6 – 8 pm Source Text and Target Text Many candidates may fail their translation exams because they don’t properly analyze the source text for meaning, structure, background, and literary devices. This webinar aims at raising awareness of these important aspects of a successful translation.
Source Text and Target Text
April 23, Tuesday 6 – 8 pm Translation Processes and Practice Session What goes into a successful translation? Which processes are involved? This webinar will provide some guidance. Candidates are requested to translate a text before the webinar. We will discuss the translation processes and look at the elements that make this text challenging.
Translation Processes & Practice Session
April 24, Wednesday 6 – 8 pm Revision Techniques Translation – like writing – is a process. The first draft is never the final version. In this webinar, we will discuss revision techniques for exams and professional translation work.
Revision Techniques
April 25, Thursday 6 – 8 pm Translation as a Business Most translators in Canada are freelancers. Taking the step toward self-employment can be scary and requires serious thought and preparation. This webinar offers some food for thought about freelancing in today’s global economy.
Translation as a Business
 Bundle All 4 Webinars
Bundle All 4 Webinars

Reading Comprehension Exam Preparation – 2 Part Webinar

February 23, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Zoom Online
This webinar series is presented by Roula Salam

This series is recommended for those wanting to take the Associate Level Prerequisite ‘Reading Comprehension‘ exam.

Friday February 23 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday February 24 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Cost:  $80 Non ATIA members

Cost:  $70 ATIA members  (members must be logged in to receive the discount)

This 2 part webinar must have a minimum of 12 registrants in order to run.  Register and pay below.

Registration Deadline: February 21, 2024

There will be pre-webinar homework.  Zoom links will be emailed to registrants 1 day before each webinar. 

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Editing Exam Preparation – 4 part Webinar

February 14, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Zoom Online
This webinar series is presented by Roula Salam

This series is recommended for those wanting to take the Associate Level Prerequisite ‘Editing‘ exam.

Wednesday February 14 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday February 15 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday February 16 New Time:  10:00 – 12:00 pm
Saturday February 17 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Cost:  $140 Non ATIA members

Cost:  $120 ATIA members  (members must be logged in to receive the discount)

This 4 part webinar must have a minimum of 12 registrants in order to run.  Register and pay below.

Registration Deadline: February 12, 2024

There will be pre-webinar homework.  Zoom links will be emailed to registrants 1 day before each webinar. 

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Editing Exam Preparation $140
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Code of Ethics Exam Preparation

February 11, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Zoom Online
with Regina Landeck

This webinar will provide an overview of ATIA’s Code of Ethics and the rationale behind the provisions of the Code.  We will discuss some of the ethical challenges we face as translators and/or interpreters. A mini exam will offer the participants an opportunity to practice for the Code of Ethics exam.

Date: Sunday, February 11, 2024

Cost:  $40

Registration Deadline:  February 9, 2024

Location:  Zoom Online

NOTE:  In preparation for the webinar, please familiarize yourself with ATIA’s Code of Ethics. You can find them on our website at www.atia.ab.ca or click Here.

Testimonials:

 

*** Zoom Invite will be sent to registrants one day before event.

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Associate Level Prerequisite Exams – Spring 2024 ~ Registration now closed

April 6, 2024 9:15 am - 2:30 pm

 

Here are the details for the Prerequisite Exams to be held online April 6, 2024:

Important First Steps:

  • It is mandatory for All candidates to watch this “Information Presentation
    • [note: this pre-recorded presentation replaces the Information Presentation previously provided online through Zoom]
  • It is mandatory for All candidates to fill in thisLanguage Combination & Direction formafter watching the above presentation.
  • Candidates will receive an “information package” of documents with valuable information ONLY upon completion of the above Language Combination & Direction form. 

Prerequisite Exams:

    • Code of Ethics Exam (Translators/Interpreters ($45)
      • Case Study and multiple choice questions. Test time:  60 minutes
      • 9:15 am to 9:44 am report in time.  Test start time is 10:00 am
    • English Proficiency Exam for Translators ($45)
      • Candidates writing into English must pass an Editing test; candidates writing from English must pass a Reading-comprehension test (so you can only register for one language combination at a time).  Editing test time:  90 minutes – Reading-comprehension test time:  60 minutes
      • 12:15 pm to 12:44 pm is report in time.  Test start time is 1:00 pm
    • Reading Comprehension for Interpreters Exam ($45)
      • Tests the candidates reading-comprehension in English.  Multiple choice questions related to short reading selections.  Test time:  90 minutes
      • 12:15 pm to 12:44 pm is report in time.  Test start time is 1:00 pm

Exams Payment / Registration:

  • Register and Pay below.
  • Full refunds will be granted for cancellation of registration only if the Exam Coordinator is informed of the decision by e-mail within 10 days of the exam date. After that time no refund will be issued.
    • Examinations: Refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will only be given to those candidates who miss the exam due to medical reasons, provided a doctor’s note is submitted to the exams coordinator at least 24 hours prior to, or within two weeks following the exam. Refunds will not be given for any other reason. Alternate arrangements to write the exam cannot be made.
    • Registration Fees cannot be applied to other ATIA events or exams and cannot be carried forward to future examinations.
    • Candidates must be either a Canadian Citizen and resident of Alberta or a Permanent Resident of Canada and reside in Alberta.  Photo ID is required for entry into the exams.
  • ALL registrations MUST be completed through ATIA’s website.
  • Following Registration and within one week of exam date, candidates will receive exam instructions and rules.
  • Questions:  Contact Examinations Coordinator by e-mail at admin@atia.ab.ca or by leaving a message at 780-434-8384 (Edmonton and area), 1-888-434-2842 toll free.
  • Registration Deadline:  March 21, 2024 – 5:30 pm MST Firm

Exam Preparation Webinars:

  • Exam Preparation Webinars are offered:  For details go to the ‘Events/Exams” header on our website or click the following link:  Events/Exams 
  • These exam preparation webinars are not mandatory but highly recommended for all candidates taking the exams!

To Register and pay below, click “Add to Cart” only on the Exam/s you are registering and paying for, next click on “Cart” button to proceed to the cart summary, fill in all the fields then click proceed to checkout.  

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