• ATIF Year VI

    One week shy of ATIF’s fifth anniversary, the Board announced the appointment of an Interim Board to lead the Association in 2015.

    Giovanna Lester and Daniela Guanipa will take the helm of ATIF from January 1 through December 31, assisted by Maria Mallarino, Emmy Prieto, Dianna McCrary, Sylvia Korwek and Carmen Sáenz. You can learn more about our new Board by visiting our website (www.atifonline.org), under About/Board.

    The Interim Board was appointed to get ATIF ready for this year's elections, lead the organization back to its original Business Plan by aligning its growth, market reality and membership expectations, to receive the 56th ATA Annual Conference in style, among other things. The Interim Board has a one year term. Its members are veterans, former board members, as well as new individuals. The mix is intended to ensure continuity and insert new perspectives into our work.

    We believe in ATIF. We count on your vote of confidence and support of our Interim Board. ATIF’s commitment to its membership is reflected in the actions we take to ensure that the best interest of the members remains our main focus.

    ATIF Interim Board

  • Int’l Medical Interpreters Association & ATIF

    "It is great for Florida.

    I hope that the IMIA and ATIF can work side by side in a collaborative way so that each promote each other's work and IMIA can serve as a resource to ATIF members that specialize in medical interpreting just as ATIF can serve as a resource to IMIA Florida members that want to broaden their horizons. Our call will be for all our FL members to support and join the only state association ATIF and we hope that ATIF will encourage their medical interpreter members to join IMIA which is the only national trade association for medical interpreters."

    Izabel Arocha, IMIA President, February 2010

  • Florida Int’l University & ATIF

    "Be advised that Florida International University, through its T&I Program, recognizes, endorses, supports, and commends ATIF and its devoted volunteers for their continuing effort in assuring that our profession continues to have much-needed organizational representation."

    Eric Camayd-Freixas, FIU Modern Languages Department, December 2009

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Brain’s involvement in processing depends on language’s graphic symbols

Brain’s involvement in processing depends on language’s graphic symbols.

In order to examine the interaction between the two hemispheres while reading Hebrew, English and Arabic, two experiments were conducted with subjects divided into three groups: those with Arabic as their mother tongue, those with English as their mother tongue and those with Hebrew as their mother tongue. Each group was tested in their native language.

A Surge in Learning the Language of the Internet

A Surge in Learning the Language of the Internet.

“People have a genuine desire to understand the world we now live in,” said Zach Sims, one of the founders of Codecademy. “They don’t just want to use the Web; they want to understand how it works.”

New wave of phishing attacks serves malware to PCs and Macs | ZDNet

New wave of phishing attacks serves malware to PCs and Macs | ZDNet.


Mac and PC user beware:

“The best protection available for this type of attack isn’t antivirus software; it’s a good spam filter and an effective update routine. Most of these messages were correctly flagged as spam by Microsoft Outlook, which moved them to the Junk E-mail folder and disabled all links. It also converted the HTML to plain text, making the fraudulent links obvious.”

Interpreters, the Hidden Heroes of the Afghan War – NYTimes.com

Interpreters, the Hidden Heroes of the Afghan War – NYTimes.com.


For American military members deployed to Afghanistan, our interpreters are not only a means of communicating with the Afghans, but are also the Afghans we interact with the most.

Federal Court Interpreter Certification Exam Dates

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The National Center for State Courts will start accepting registration for the Federal Court Interpreter Certification Exam on April 16 and exams are scheduled from August 6 through 17, nationwide. Exams will only be offered again in 2014, so do not miss this opportunity.

Click here for more information.

In any language, a denial of justice | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper

In any language, a denial of justice | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper.


“Ineffective communication deprives judges and juries of the ability to make reliable decisions; (and) renders victims, witnesses and defendants effectively absent from proceedings that affect their rights,” U.S. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez told AOC director John W. Smith in a letter accompanying the Justice Department report.

The-IAPTImes-March-2012-Issue-No. 3.pdf (application/pdf Object)

The-IAPTImes-March-2012-Issue-No. 3.pdf (application/pdf Object).


The newsletter of the International Association of Professional Translators and Interpreters – IAPTI (http://www.aipti.org). Lots of interesting information inside. Enjoy.

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