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MATI Offers Two 2016 Webinar Series

01/29/2016 1:30 PM | Anonymous

MATI Offers Two 2016 Webinar Series

MATI members have the opportunity to participate in not one, but two great webinar series for the 2016 season: the MATI Webinar Series 2016: Research & Practice in Translation and Interpreting and Jumpstart for 2017: A Long-Term Study Plan for the Federal Oral Exam.

MATI Webinar Series 2016: Research & Practice in Translation and Interpreting

MATI Director Susan Schweigert and the Webinars Committee have put together an excellent program of sessions for the Research & Practice Series, which was kicked off on January 21 with Ana Soler’s presentation “Interpreting in Educational Settings: A Growing Profession.” We’re very excited to be able to offer members webinars through October of 2016, thanks to the professional interest in presenting!

Other upcoming webinars in this series are:

  • Proofreading our Translations and Spanish US-isms by Alejandra Patricia Karamanian
    Friday, February 19, 6:00pm-7:00pm, U.S. Central Time
  • Reel Fun: Improving your Subtitles by Ana Salotti
    Saturday, March 19, 1:00pm-2:00pm, U.S. Central Time
  • Hard Conversations with Health Care and Legal Professionals about Interpreting Protocol by Michelle Pinzl
    Wednesday, April 20, 6:00pm-7:00pm, U.S. Central Time
  • From Scattered Documents to Valuable Translation Material: The Advantage of CAT Alignment Tools by Martin Chamorro
    Friday, May 20, 6:00pm-7:00pm, U.S. Central Time
  • Alphabet Soup Unscrambled: A Layman's Guide to a Social Security Disability Hearing by Olga Shostachuk
    Thursday, June 16, 6:00pm-7:00pm, U.S. Central Time
  • Literature for the Medical and Legal Language Professional: What Reading Gives You that a Dictionary Doesn't by Margie Franzen
    Saturday, September 17, 1:00pm-2:00pm, U.S. Central Time
  • Bridging the Gap between the T&I Industry and Academia: Developing a Community of Practice by Dr. Sarah Berthaud and Sarah Griffin-Mason
    Saturday, October 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm, U.S. Central Time

Each webinar in this series is 45-55 minutes long, followed by 5-15 minutes of Q&A. Discounted pricing for members is among the benefits of MATI membership; MATI members pay $20 for each webinar, and non-members pay $30. The webinars are a great opportunity for continuing education credits as well. Each webinar is approved for 1 CEU toward ATA and WI Court Interpreter certification requirements. Members need only a computer and internet access to attend, and all details surrounding the event will be emailed to those registered a few days before the webinar takes place.

More information on MATI Webinar Series 2016: Research & Practice in Translation and Interpreting can be found at:

Jumpstart for 2017: A Long-Term Study Plan for the Federal Oral Exam

In collaboration with the MATI Webinars Committee, Ernest Niño-Murcia, a state and federally-certified freelance court interpreter, presents this series of webinars to guide participants through setting and executing a long-term plan for success for the 2017 Federal Court Interpreter Certification Exam.

The sessions in this series can be taken in combination or individually and include:

  • Session 1: Vocabulary Building - Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, 7:00pm-8:00pm CST
    This online session will kick off the series by laying out the keys to success on the exam (vocabulary, interpreting skills and exam strategy) before outlining an 18 month study plan to strengthen these areas effectively over time.
  • Session 2: Interpreting Skills for the Oral FCICE - Late 2016
    Building on the material covered in the previous webinar, this online session will focus on interpreting skills for the exam, specifically what successful candidates need to be able to do on each section and how they can reach that level (what and how to practice).
  • Session 3: Exam Strategy and Practice Exam - Early 2017
    This final session will be an opportunity for participants to put content and skills covered in earlier sessions to use in a live, interactive setting. Before taking a practice version of the federal oral exam, instructor will offer tips on exam strategy, or how to avoid the traps that cause otherwise-capable interpreters to fail the exam (time management, nerves, managing emotions). After taking the exam, participants will grade their performance as the instructor reveals and discusses acceptable and unacceptable answers for each scoring unit.

The cost to participate for Sessions 1 and 2 is $25 for MATI members and $35 for non-members. Additional information on each session and on how to register can be found at: New sessions for this series may also be added, depending on demand!


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