Course Offerings

“Geek Offerings” at a glance (scroll down for information and registration):

  • All about the Federal Exam (Spanish FCICE)
  • Private and Small Group Coaching
  • Monthly Workshops (Court and medical interpreters of all languages welcome!)

ALL ABOUT SPANISH EXAMS

Geek out for FREE with Athena Sky Interpreting and Interpretrain!
Tips for passing the Federal Exam: A recording of this live webinar is available ON YOUTUBE. Enjoy!

Geek out for FREE during the Federal Exam Coffee Hour!
Tips for passing both sections of the Federal Exam. Enjoy! 

COURT INTERPRETER ORAL EXAM MASTER CLASS

Are you struggling to pass the Spanish state court interpreting oral exam? You’re not alone. On average, only 12% of candidates actually pass. That is why Interpretrain and Athena Sky Interpreting have designed an intensive Master Class. We will foster the skills you need to achieve excellence in the profession and be calm, confident and prepared on test day. From April to July 2021, aspiring state court interpreters (EN-ES) will join us for our Master Class, working individually, in groups, and in classes five nights a week. They will receive guidance on reaching expert levels of proficiency for all three modes of interpreting. They will also prepare for the mental challenge of managing this difficult and stressful exam in a collaborative, supportive environment. Sign up now for our info-session and learn more about this incredible opportunity!
 

PRIVATE AND SMALL GROUP COACHING

Geek Out with Private Coaching: $99/hr 
These sessions are scheduled at your convenience, and are completely tailored to you. The instructor will listen to you interpret (using materials of your choosing) and give you specific feedback. We will evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and create a study plan just for you!
CLICK HERE to register. You’ll receive an email followup.

 

MONTHLY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Court and Medical Interpreters of  all languages are welcome! 

DIVING DEEPER: BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! 
Date: Sunday, April 25th, 4pm-7pm EST
Cost: $79 (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $59 if registered by April 11th!)
CE hours: CA (3) and TX (2.75) (Other states pending)
Are you frustrated that those utterances just won’t stick? Do you think your notes are hindering you more than they are helping? This webinar will offer a deep dive into consecutive interpretation, a mode that frustrated your instructor as well, until she dove beneath the surface. We will consider the challenges posed to us by this interpreting modality, and brainstorm specific strategies to resolving obstacles that stand in our path. We will also approach note-taking from a new angle, armed with skills of analysis and deeper comprehension. If you are hoping to bring your consecutive skills to the next level, this course is for you!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

SAILING THRU SIGHT
Date: Sunday, May 23rd, 4pm-7pm EST
Cost: $79 (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $59 if registered by May 9th!)
CE hours: PENDING
Do you ever feel like you are slogging through mud when you try to perform a sight translation? It seems like it should be so simple. The words are right there in front of you. And yet, that’s kind of the problem. The words stick to you. In your search for equivalents, your delivery falters, full of backtracking and fillers. Syntactical tricks trap you with each sentence. Sight Translation is the often overlooked mode of interpretation that really deserves a workshop of its own, and that is what we will be doing in Sailing Thru Sight. We will compare and contrast texts from interpreting exams and real life scenarios (including text messages and the abominable abbreviations that arise!) and explore strategies for improving delivery. If you would like to attain ease and confidence in the sight translation mode, this workshop is for you!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

BRAIN TRAINING
Date: Sunday, June 27th , 4pm-7pm EST
Cost: $79 (EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $59 if registered by June 13th!)
CE hours: PENDING
Are you making the most of your brain muscle? Or do you sometimes feel sluggish, slow, and just a bit…tired? Interpreters need their brains to be in tip-top shape. We need lightning reflexes, excellent recall, and quick processing skills. This is easier said than done! In this workshop, we will explore brain health, and what it means to keep our brain muscle exercised. We will then perform a series of hands-on practices designed to keep your cerebral cortex properly firing. If you would like to get a brain workout, you have come to the perfect place!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

All courses are given online. The courses are still rigorous and hands-on, but nobody has to commute anywhere! Payment is non-refundable. Private coaching times are flexible until 24 hours in advance, at which point no changes are permitted. For webinar Certificates of Attendance to be issued, attendees must be present and participate in the entire event. 


POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS

Please do not reproduce or share without permission. 

ATA October 2017: Trusting Your Memory

AAIT April 2018: AAIT Advanced Skills

NAJIT June 2018: Lots of Resources for LOTS Interpreters

NAJIT June 2018: Federal Interpreters or Bust!

ATA October 2018: Two Roads Diverge