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Valuable Translation Resources on the Net

Languages on the Web, a great directory of many valuable links for nearly all languages.

Organizations for Translators and Interpreters

U.S.-Based

American Translators Association, the main organization for translators and interpreters in the United States. A must visit for all translators. The ATA has chapters which cover the major regions of the U.S., and they are listed below.

Atlanta Association of Interpreters and Translators (AAIT)
Carolina Association of Translators and Interpreters (CATI)
Delaware Valley Translators Association (DVTA)
Florida Chapter of ATA (FLATA)
Michigan Translators/Interpreters Network (MiTiN)
Midwest Association of Translators and Interpreters (MATI)
National Capital Area Chapter, New York Circle of Translators (NYCT)
Northeast Ohio Translators Association (NOTA)
Northern California Translators Association (NCTA)
Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS)
Upper Midwest Translators and Interpreters Association (UMTIA)
Iowa Interpreters and Translators Association (IITA)

American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), a group that focuses on literary translation.

The American Association of Language Specialists (TAALS), a professional association that represents language specialists working at the international level, either at conferences or in permanent organizations, and determines their qualifications and standards.

Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR), an unfunded Federal interagency organization established for the coordination and sharing of information about language-related activities at the Federal level.

National Organization of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), a non-profit organization dedicated to the furtherance of the court interpreting and legal translation profession.

Canada-Based

Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia, an organization with about 500 members working in 40+ languages in Western Canada.

Canadian Translators and Interpreters Council, recognized as the national body representing professional translators, interpreters and terminologists, contributes to high quality inter-language and intercultural communication.

Literary Translators' Association of Canada, seeks to promote literary translation and to protect the interests of its members throughout the country.

Japan-based

Japan Association of Translators (JAT), founded in 1985, is based in Japan but includes translators working between Japanese and English around the world.

Mexico-based

La Asociación de Traductores e Intérpretes de Monterrey (atimac) is based in Monterrey, Mexico, and is for both translators and interpreters.

International

Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), a fully representative, non-profit, international industry association for the translation, internationalization, localization, and globalization industry.

AIIC, an organization which for 50 years, AIIC has represented professional conference interpreters worldwide and set standards for the practice of the profession.

International Federation of Translators (FIT), an international federation of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists gathering more than 100 associations from all over the world.

LISA, the Localization Industry Standards Organization, which provides standards and other resources for the localization industry.

Translation & Interpretation Schools

Degree Programs

Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) offers a M.A. in Translation, in Translation and Interpretation, and in Conference Interpretation. Located in California (US), the program includes Spanish, French, German, Russian, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.

Kent State University offers an M.A. specializing in translation. Located in Ohio, the program offers French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish, and also offers a doctorate (Ph.D.) in translation studies for Spanish, French, and German.

University of Washington, Seattle, offers a Technical Masters of Japanese. Located in Seattle, Washington (US), the program focuses on the translation of Japanese and English technical material and assumes a strong scientific or engineering background.

University of Wisconsin Madison offers a Master's of Engineering in Technical Japanese, a Certificate of Technical Japanese Studies, and other advanced language training.

Binghamton University (SUNY) offers TRIP, the Translation Research & Instruction Program, the only academic program in the U.S. to offer a doctorate in translation and related studies. Note that this program is for scholars, not individuals looking to develop skills as professional translators or interpreters.

Certificate Programs

Bellevue Community College offers has a Translation and Interpretation Certificate program. Located near Seattle, Washington (US), the program focuses on basic training and includes some language-specific coursework.

New York University offers certificate programs in translation, court interpreting, and medical interpreting, as well as certificate programs in a variety of major languages

University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Extension offers a Certificate Program for Spanish/English translation and interpretation.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee offers a Graduate Certificate in Translation for French, German, and Spanish.

Miami Dade College offers, though its InterAmerican Campus, an Associates Degree and two certificate programs in translation and interpretation for English/Spanish and English/Hatian Creole.

The University of Denver, University College offers a Certificate of Translation that can be applied towards a Masters of Global Affairs.

University of Texasat Brownsville offers Certificate, AA, BA and MA degrees in Spanish translation and interpretation.

Job Hunting

Monster.com,the massive site that is actually world-wide, and contains listings for many tranlsation and language-related jobs, full-time and temporary. Change the "com" ending to the one for the country that interests you, for instance monster.fr or monster.ie, to hunt in a country besides the U.S.

Yahoo!, the major portal site for the world of the Web, contains listings for jobs across the United States, and if you head into the versions of Yahoo! for other countries, you'll find similar listings.

Translation Industry Career Guide, Lingo24 has created a career guide to translation for language graduates or any other people interested in developing their language skills. Includes a glossary, articles, case studies & much more!

Proz, a large online marketplace for translators to find work, discuss terminology and other translation issues, and share experiences.

Go Translators, an international directory for translators.

Translation Directory, an online marketplace and information source for translators.

Translators Cafe, a large online marketplace and information exchange for translators.

Aquarius, a "digital billboard" for translators and translation agencies.

TransRef, an information and jobs portal for translators.

Translation Services Translation services in 240 languages provided by one of the best translation companies in India.

Professional Translation Services Translation Services 24 are a London based translation agency providing accurate and reliable translations for companies worldwide.

Education

Trade Schools Search TechnicalSchool.org complete database and find the best technical college or trade school for you.

School of Language Worldwide language schools directory. Find a School of Language around the world.

English language journey - Englisch Sprachreise With Sprachdirekt you can learn English in England, Malta, Ireland, the USA and South Afrika.

My Oxford English An online English Course for Spanish teachers of English. A course offered by Oxford University.

Graduate Schools Education Index A comprehensive and informative resource that systematically sorts out the available business undergraduate and graduate programs available today in the U.S.

The Spanish CourseQuality Immersion Spanish courses in the North of Spain. You will stay at your tutor's home, a former farmhouse with modern facilities. Small groups. The courses take place in Puente Viesgo, a village renowned for its famous spa and prehistoric caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is in a lovely area which you can enjoy by taking walks of various lengths.

Online PhD Programs for English, a site that lists online PhD Programs for English

United States

Military, defense, and intelligence sites worth visiting for those who are interested.

U.S. Army

U.S. Navy

U.S. Air Force

Coast Guard

CIA

NSA

FBI

UK

Top Language Jobs, a portal site for jobs in the UK covering all major languages, and including full-time and temporary opportunities for all experience levels.

Ireland

Irish Jobs, a site devoted to employment in Ireland, including translation and localizaiton opportunities.

References

Your Dictionary, a great web site for language dictionaries and grammars.

Dictionary.com, good for general language research.

Multilingual.ch, a useful site for term searches and parallel texts.

Acronymfinder, a great site for searching out acronyms.

The Linguist List, 100% pure linguistics, and a lot of fun, interesting material.

Webb'sNet, Lynn Webb's site on translation, computational linguistics, and language.

Jim Breen's WWWJDIC site, a great dictionary collection for Japanese.

WebLSD, a site by Kyoto University filled with Japanese bio-science terminology.

Grand Dictionnaire, a great terminology reference site for French.

Online Conversion, a wonderful resource for converting numbers in one measurement system to another.

Pimsleur Approach, a popular language learning software company in the US, offers a lot of interesting links to free complimentary Spanish resources on their page.


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