About the Instructor
Maria Ceballos-Wallis is a Georgia/Florida Certified Spanish-English Interpreter on staff with the DeKalb County State Court, in Decatur, GA. She has worked in multilingual communications since 1990. Her passion has always been eliminating barriers to effective communication through the mastery of language and the media.
In addition to being an accomplished television/documentary producer, in 2002, Maria received a certificate in translation studies from Florida International University and was certified as Spanish><English translator by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI.com.au) in Australia. She is also a Georgia-registered civil and domestic mediator (GODR.org). Maria holds an M.A. in international studies from Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, FL and a B.A. in communication arts with a minor in French from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
She has also taught English as a second language at Miami Dade Community College, lectured on mass communications as an adjunct at Florida International University (Spanish/English), taught online classes with De La Mora Interpreter Training and presented at NAJIT, AAIT and Emory Healthcare Interpreter Conferences. Maria occupied various key positions on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Association of Interpreters and Translators (AAIT.org) from 2011 – 2016.
In 2017 Maria was appointed to represent interpreters on the Board of the Georgia Commission on Interpreters. She joined the team of instructors for the Georgia Commission on Interpreters Orientation Program in 2019. She is a member of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT.org) Bench and Bar Committee and offers private instruction for interpreters looking to improve their skills.
This 2-hour webinar will review each section of the written exam in detail, highlighting the content and knowledge needed to excel in each section and providing resource information for those wishing to prepare. How to create a strategic study plan.
- To review the test administration protocol, format and test requirements.
- To review the knowledge areas of the written exam in detail and highlight the content and knowledge needed to excel in each:
- General Language Proficiency (Sentence completion, Synonyms in Context, Synonyms, Idioms)
- Court-Related Terminology & Usage (Legal terminology, court procedures and sequence of events)
- Ethics & Professional Conduct (scenarios in legal interpretation)
- To provide resource information and a study outline for those wishing to prepare.
January 16th, 2020
Time: 7pm- 9pm ET
Format: LIVE online class
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