Welcome to HITA!

The Houston Interpreters and Translators Association (HITA) was established in 1993 to create a forum for individuals, businesses and institutions interested in sharing their experiences, to promote the interests of translators and interpreters in Houston and surrounding areas, and to serve in cooperation with other regional and national organizations in the recognition of translation and interpreting as professions.

 

The results of the election for the 2017 Board of Directors can be found here.


Upcoming events

ATA EXAM RESCHEDULED

ATA has approved its computerized exam, to be held in the Sage Room of the Norris Center at Westchase - 9990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 102, Houston 77042 713-780-9300,  on September 23, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All ATA members must pay ATA to take the test prior to August 26, or members will not be on the roster for the exam.

Please contact ATA for more information and good luck. 

6-HOUR JBCC MANDATORY ORIENTATION CLASS
ONLINE

 

HARVEY MAY BE GONE, BUT WE ARE NOWHERE CLOSE TO BEING DONE WITH DEALING WITH THE AFTERMATH.
FOR THAT REASON, WE ARE DONATING PROCEEDS FROM OUR SEPTEMBER CLASSESTO
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS FOR HARVEY RELIEF


ONLINE JBCC MANDATORY ORIENTATION CLASS

6 HR. CLASS GIVEN IN TWO ONLINE SESSIONS OF 3 HRS. EACH 

PART I:  THURSDAY, September 7, 2017, FROM 7:00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M. (CENTRAL TIME)

PART II: TUESDAY, September 12, 2017, FROM 7:00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M. (CENTRAL TIME)        
LOCATION:      ONLINE

 
This class will give you an overview of the knowledge and skills needed for courtroom interpreting, as well as a review of the ethics necessary for Judiciary Interpreters, some basic legal terminology.
Come learn in a fun and relaxed environment. The class is being taught by a trainer that not only has been training interpreters for a long time, but who also has hands-on experience, "been there and done that."
This class is one of the mandatory requirements to sit for the Court Interpreter Licensing exam with the JBCC. It will not prepare you to take the Licensed Court Interpreter exam,but it will give you all the information you need in order to be ready for the test and for the exciting role of the Judiciary Interpreter.
For more information and to register for this class, please visit:
http://www.gracielazozaya.com/LCI_Orientation_Class.html
 

A 40-hour Test Preparation Course for the Texas Court Interpreter Licensing exam at U of H Downtown campus.

Space is limited and filling up quickly!

 

In a relaxed, yet fun, environment, this class will provide intense practice opportunity and training on the different modes of interpreting as well as code of ethics for judiciary interpreters and the skills and knowledge needed to work as an interpreter in the Texas Court System. It is geared to prepare individuals for the JBCC Licensed Court Interpreter exam.
The course is not language-specific. ALL LANGUAGES ARE WELCOME.

DATES: SEPTEMBER 16, 23, 30, OCTOBER 7 & 14, 2017
ALL SATURDAY CLASSES

TO REGISTER: VISIT https://registration.xenegrade.com/uhd/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=4005&CFID=8430690&CFTOKEN=d13b3ccdbcf013cc-90AE3675-155D-1D81-0D7203F8BEA2846A

Each year, the ATA Annual Conference offers language professionals the best opportunity to network with their peers and enhance their skills with beyond-the-book education and training. Now you can let others know about this unique event by including a clickable ATA Conference button on your website. To help support ATA click the button below and follow the instructions. Send us an email if you have questions or problems. And thank you for your support and for helping ATA spread the word!

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Introduction to Court Interpreting Seminar (40 hours)

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Introduction to Court Interpreting Seminar (40 hours) Fridays and Saturdays: September 16, 23, and 30; October 7 & 14 (total 5 meeting days) Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Location: UH-Downtown, One Main building 77002 Course fee: $460.00 Registration link: (click create account on upper right corner) https://tinyurl.com/fallcourt17 Course description: Our instructor is Graciela Zozaya, a Master Licensed Certified Court Interpreter with over three decades of experience in interpreting and translation both in medical and legal fields. In addition to satisfying the orientation hours required to take the exam, the course focuses on general legal knowledge tested in the written part of the State certification exam and on the three modes of interpretation (sight, consecutive, simultaneous) tested in the oral portion. The course in non-language specific, therefore its methodology can be applied to any language combination that you decide to be tested on. Our class often has students from diverse linguistic backgrounds, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, French, and more! Materials needed: For interpreting exercises, you will need a personal recording device such as a handheld recorder or smartphone application and headphones. All other materials are provided by the program. See disclaimer below. Prerequisites: 18 years and older; High School diploma or equivalent; must be proficient in English and any other second language (Spanish, Vietnamese, French, etc.). Disclaimers: Class is subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment (7 students) is not met. Registration will close on September 12, 2017. Price might change to a lower amount if students buy the course packet separately. More information on this will follow. Total price (course + packet) will not be more than 460.00. In the event that you register early and price changes to a lower amount, the difference will be refunded. After this course: You will receive a certificate of completion which will allow you to register for the written state exam. Upon passing the written exam you may take the oral exam. You can find more information on licensing process (although our workshop will also go over these) and about careers in court interpreting in Texas in the following link: http://www.txcourts.gov/jbcc/licensed-court-interpreters/initial-licensure.aspx#BecomingLCI Please consider registering as soon as possible. Class is open to 20 students maximum. Contact: Dr. Rey Romero at romerore@uhd.edu if you need any additional information. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions, Rey Romero, Ph.D. https://uhd.academia.edu/ReyRomero Associate Professor - Spanish Linguistics Coordinator, Translation Minor Department of Arts & Humanities One Main Street - Suite S-1021 University of Houston-Downtown Houston, Texas 77002 voice: 713-226-5549.

Contacts

The members of the HITA Board of Directors are listed here. If you're not sure which one to ask, you can leave voicemail or send a text message to 281-731-3813, or send an email to: info@hitagroup.org

Membership dues payment

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  • Click on the link in your expiration notice, and follow the directions
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2. To pay by check:

  • Send your payment to the address at the bottom of this web page.

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Minutes of Board meetings

Minutes to the latest board meeting are posted here.

Professional development opportunities

Please see our Training page for information about training and development opportunities for translators and interpreters.

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Texas Licensed Court Interpreter program

The Texas Licensed Court Interpreter program is the responsibility of the Judicial Branch Certification Commission (JBCC):

http://www.txcourts.gov/jbcc/licensed-court-interpreters.aspx

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