Interpreting and translating are industries where many people from around the world interact – as clients, as providers, as consumers, and otherwise. Practically by definition, we work with each other across both physical borders but also cultural boundaries, and strive to understand each other despite the challenges posed.
In the current political climate of the United States, it is crucial to remind ourselves of this commitment to embrace and support each other. In this context, Accent on Languages is proud to provide this sign to anyone who wants to proclaim their working or living space as open and accessible to all.
Special thanks to: Zahwa Amad, Yois Natalie Lopez, Eduardo Puyol-Martinez, Oranoos Gorji, Ensieh Yazdanpanah, Luqi Jia, and Asta Man.
Calling all interpreters in San Francisco Bay Area!
Accent on Languages is proud to announce a free orientation for new interpreters that will be held this coming Saturday.
WHEN: Saturday, January 21st, 10 am to 12 noon
WHERE: 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, Suite C1, Berkeley, CA 94703
WITH: Francine Kuipers, CEO and Owner of Accent on Languages
If you are interested in attending, please leave a comment or call into our offices in Berkeley to reserve your spot.
Ms. Francine Kuipers, CEO of Accent on Languages Inc., is conducting an orientation session for individuals wishing to become new professional interpreters.
The session is scheduled on Saturday, February 28th, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Accent on Languages headquarters located at 1840 Alcatraz Avenue, in Berkeley, CA.
To register for the session please send an e-mail to Ms. Kuipers at email@example.com before February 25th.
Laney College in Oakland is now enrolling students in the Legal and Community Interpretation Program for Spring 2013. This program is designed for:
1) Spanish interpreters with limited experience, who are not certified and are interested in taking the California Court Certification Exam;
2) Highly-proficient bilingual (English-Spanish) professionals interested in furthering their professional language skills and seeking opportunities in the field of interpretation.
The six 3-unit courses in the program cover all the essential skills, knowledge and training that interpreters need in order to pass the California (Consortium) Exam for Court Interpreters:
1) Overview of the California Court System and State Law (POSCI 021)
2) Introduction to Spanish-Language Legal Interpretation (LCI 201)
3) Sight Translation (LCI 202)
4) Consecutive Interpretation (LCI 203)
5) Simultaneous Interpretation (LCI 204)
6) Preparation for the Legal Interpretation California State Exam (LCI 205)
Please see the attached flyer with a synopsis of each course. The following courses are being offered this Spring semester, which starts January 22nd, 2013:
- Introduction to Spanish-Language Legal Interpretation
- Sight Translation
- Consecutive Interpretation.
All instructors in the Program have over 15 years of court-interpreting experience and are well established in the field of court interpretation.
To enroll in the program:
Go to http://web.peralta.edu/apply-enroll/ or
Call (510) 466-7368 (admissions)
For more information about the program, interested individuals can also contact David Sweet-Cordero (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Angela Zawadzki (email@example.com) directly.
On behalf of Laney College, I would be grateful if you would be so kind as to distribute this information among interpreters or bilingual individuals who may be interested in furthering their professional training and development in the field of interpretation.
Many thanks for your consideration.
David Sweet Cordero
Legal and Community Interpreting Program
Laney College, Oakland