Welcome to the NAJIT Academy

The NAJIT Academy is a new and exciting educational project under the direction of the Training and Education Committee offering webinars and other educational opportunities. This initiative is intended to provide a variety of subjects and in many different languages to meet the needs of NAJIT friends and members.

We invite you to submit your ideas for webinar topics as well as submit your own webinar proposal. Please use the links above to share them!

Upcoming Webinars:

Professional Jargon for Interpreters

Presenter: Aimee Benavides

Date: Saturday – May 5, 2018

1 PM – 2 PM Eastern

Overview: Whether new to the field or highly experienced, all interpreters need to know the basic jargon used in the field to be able to share ideas, learn from each other, and participate fully in the profession. As the inaugural webinar of the NAJIT Academy, this webinar will offer a refresher course in the foundational skills and terms in the field, such as syntax, register, decalage, modes of interpreting, and other terms that are commonly used in interpreting courses, webinars, as well as on online forums. While covering important topics, the webinar is designed to be entertaining and fun!

*NOTE: There are 100 lines available for participants. If you are unable to join you will receive a recording of the webinar that will be available for 10 days after the event. Register to reserve your spot!

Aimee Benavides is a Federally Certified and California Court Certified Spanish Interpreter. She has over 16 years of experience as an interpreter having been a full-time staff interpreter and currently as a freelance interpreter. She lives in Central California with her husband and 2 children. She is passionate about the profession and enjoys seeing all that can be accomplished when we work together. She states that the keys to success both for individual interpreters as well as the association include education, specialization, diversification, marketing, appropriate use of technology and outreach to clients including Bench and Bar.

Cost:

Free for Members

$20 for Non-Members

CEU’s offered: No

You must register at least 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar.