Monday, March 18, 2002

NAJIT's 23rd Annual Meeting & Educational Conference Phoenix, Arizona - May 17-19, 2002 The National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Meeting & Educational Conference at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, May 17-19, 2002. The conference will be a great professional development opportunity for court interpreters and legal translators as it will feature seminars and workshops by top professionals in the field. On May 16, NAJIT will be holding the written component of the examination leading to the credential of Nationally Certified Judiciary Interpreter and Translator: Spanish. Some of the confirmed speakers at the conference: -Guillermo Cabanellas, co-author of "DICCIONARIO JURIDICO" also known as the Butterworth's legal dictionary. -Dagoberto Orrantia, Ph.D., associate professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice--CUNY -Judith Kenigson-Kristy, USCCI, ethics workshop instructor, consultant to the Court Interpreter Work Group for the Tennessee State Court Interpreter Certification Program. -Javier F. Becerra, author of "DICCIONARIO DE TERMINOLOGIA JURIDICA MEXICANA". -Esther Yazzie-Lewis, USCCI, Navajo staff interpreter for the U.S. District Court in New Mexico. -Virginia Benmaman, Ph.D., director, MA Program in Legal Interpreting, University of Charleston. For more information, please go to or call our headquarters at (212) 692-9581.
Teaching translators the tools of the trade "The second Certificate in Translation Teaching program, which will take place in Monterey, California from August 5-16, 2002. This intensive course will provide current and prospective translation teachers at the undergraduate and graduate level with a wide range of skills to help them design curricula, syllabi, learning activities and assessment instruments. We will also deal with the translator's computer-based work station and will investigate strategies for effectively drawing distance learning into translator education. While we will cover a wide range of pedagogical approaches and didactic methods, special emphasis will be placed on cooperative and collaborative teaching methods. Please note that enrollment is limited to 25 participants and that applications should be received by April 1, 2002."

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