Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I join ATA?
A: There are several ways to join ATA. If you want to join the Association, please go to http://atanet.org/membership/join_now.php to get more information.
Q: What is the Spanish Language Division (SPD)?
A: The Spanish Language Division (SPD) is an integral part of the American Translators Association.
Q: What is the purpose of the Spanish Language Division (SPD)?
A: As stated in its by-laws, the purpose of the Spanish Language Division (SPD) is:
- to serve as a means of communication among its members,
- to provide information and service to its members related to translation and/or interpreting in a specific language combination, field of expertise, or area of interest, and
- to promote the policies and objectives of the American Translators Association.
Q: Who can join the Spanish Language Division (SPD)?
A: To become a member of the Spanish Language Division (SPD) you should be a member in good standing of the ATA.
Q: How can I join the Spanish Language Division (SPD)?
A: There are different ways to join the Spanish Language Division (SPD): online, by fax or by mail. Please go to http://www.atanet.org/divisions/division_admin.php to find the best way for you.
Q: How does the Spanish Language Division (SPD) function?
A: Since the Spanish Language Division (SPD) members are located all around the world, the Division usually holds one annual official meeting, during the ATA annual conference. Between conferences, the Division members are encouraged to communicate and share experiences with each other through the Espalista forum. In addition, the Division quarterly publishes its bulletin “Intercambios” and maintains a web page. Also, the Division has set groups in different social networks as follows:
Q: I am planning to take the ATA certification exam English>Spanish or Spanish>English. What is the best way to prepare for the certification exam?
A: If you are planning to take the ATA certification exam, please go to http://www.atanet.org/certification/aboutexams_overview.php to get information on the subject.
Q: What is “Intercambios”?
A: “Intercambios” is the publication of the ATA Spanish Language Division. It is published every three months in March, June, September and December on the SPD web page.
Q: How can I receive “Intercambios”?
A: The subscription to “Intercambios” is one of the benefits offered by the Spanish Language Division to its members. “Intercambios” is published on the SPD web page http://www.ataspd.org. When new issues are released, SPD members are notified via e-mail by ATA Headquarters.
Q: I have changed my postal/e-mail address. How can I notify the ATA?
A:If your postal or e-mail address has changed, contact:
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite. 590
Alexandria, VA 22314
Q: What is Espalista?
A: Espalistais the mailing distribution list of the SPD, which at present has more than 1,000 members. Espalista is a forum created to share information and promote the collaboration between ATA members interested in translation into and from Spanish. Espalista also gives its members the opportunity to meet each other and share professional experiences through the Internet.
Q: How can I join Espalista?
A: To become an Espalista member, please send a message with your request to join Espalista to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/espalista. After completing your registration in yahoo, you will be ready to request your registration as an Espalista member.
Registration to Espalista is a benefit for ATA Spanish Language Division members only. All subscription requests will be subject to verification.