ATA Board voted to postpone decoupling until January 1, 2021.

The ATA Board voted to postpone decoupling (opening the ATA certification exam to nonmembers) until January 1, 2021. Decoupling was originally planned for January 1, 2020. Click the link below to view the reasons behind the decision to open the exam to nonmembers, as well as details about the implementation of this change. Link: Frequently Asked Questions about Opening the Certification

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Happy 2018 International Translation Day! ¡Feliz Día Internacional del Traductor de 2018!

International Translation Day – 30 September 2018 The Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association joins in the celebration of translators and interpreters around the world on this 2018 International Translation Day! In celebration of the International Translation Day, we asked leaders of the SPD to tell us why they love being translators and interpreters. Why do you love

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¿Qué hay de nuevo? Entrevista al reconocido colectivo Palabras Mayores

  Interview with the renowned group Palabras Mayores (Jorge de Buen, Xosé Castro, Alberto Gómez Font, and Antonio Martín), all experts in varying fields of the Spanish language, during the international professional development event, “In Miami Spring Into Action 2018,” in Miami, Florida. Palabras Mayores discusses the role of translators as agents of cultural change; common challenges faced in document editing, copyediting,

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THE BIG EVENT IS HERE! #InMiamiSia2018!

    The ATA’s Spanish Language Division (SPD) is excited to invite all its members and followers to In Miami Spring into Action 2018, a three-day international multidisciplinary convention for linguists, now open for registration! The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF), together with the Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) and Florida International University (FIU)*, are

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Call for Papers! Deadline Extended Until Friday, December 15, 2017!

  You asked for it and we listened! The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended until Friday, December 15, 2017! In Miami SPRING INTO ACTION An International Event in Collaboration with  Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF) Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) Florida International University (FIU)* Miami, Florida March 16-18, 2018 Call

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Book review: Deconstructing Traditional Notions in Translation Studies: Two exemplary cases that challenge thinking regarding translation history and teaching translation, by Edgar Moros

  In order to set the context of what translation is, I will quote the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) description of translation performance: Translation is the process of transferring text from one language into another. It is a complex skill requiring several abilities. The term “translation” is normally reserved for written renditions of written materials. Translation is thereby distinct from interpretation, which

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Nuestra lengua: más viva que nunca

La celebración del Día del Idioma, este 23 de abril, hace propicia la ocasión para plantear algunas reflexiones sobre nuestra querida lengua española. Por ejemplo, una interrogante que se mantiene a través del tiempo es quién debe normar el español. ¿Será la Real Academia Española o tal vez las academias de la lengua de las Américas? No. Somos nosotros —los

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Entrevista a Palabras Mayores, invitados destacados de Spring Into Action 2020

The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF), together with the Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus (MDCEPC)*, are proud to present Spring Into Action 2020, an international conference, March 20-22, 2020, in Miami, Florida. In an effort to share more information about some of our presenters and organizers, we will

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Call for Papers – the deadline for submitting proposals is now closed!

The deadline for submitting proposals is now closed. This is a friendly reminder that today, December 6, 2019, at 11:59 pm (PST), ends the deadline for submitting proposals for the upcoming international event In Miami Spring Into Action 2020*. If you are considering sending a proposal, please review the instructions in the Call for Papers and send your proposal(s) by

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Pablo Mugüerza has joined the list of renowned featured speakers

The program keeps on getting better! The Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF) are thrilled to announce that Pablo Mugüerza will be one of the featured speakers at In Miami Spring Into Action 2020, hosted at the Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus (MDCEPC) in

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The SPD thanks all of its #ATA60 sponsors!

The Spanish Language Division (SPD) loves its sponsors! On behalf of all SPD members, we want to express our deepest gratitude to the sponsors that generously supported our activities during the American Translators Association 60th Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA. Thanks also to everyone who brought candies, jewelry, wine, and other gifts from their native countries to share in

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Call for Papers- The deadline for submitting proposals is now closed!

  The deadline for submitting proposals is now closed. Thank you to everyone who sent proposals! 2020 IN MIAMI SPRING INTO ACTION An International Event in Collaboration with  Association of Translators and Interpreters of Florida (ATIF) Spanish Language Division (SPD) of the American Translators Association (ATA) Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron Campus (former MDCIC)* Miami, Florida March 20-22, 2020

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Registration is Open for In Miami Spring Into Action 2020!

The countdown has begun! Thank you to those who have already registered to take advantage of the special registration rate for ATA and ATIF members and utilize the early-bird discount! We are thrilled to welcome Palabras Mayores and Dr. Alexander Rainof, plus renowned T&I speakers willing to invest in your professional and personal growth, to In Miami Spring Into Action 2020, hosted at

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Intercambios is dressed in diamonds to celebrate its 75th issue!

Dear SPD members and followers, It is celebration time! The October 2019 Commemorative 75th issue of Intercambios is ready and available on the website! Click to download Intercambios in PDF format. The Spanish Language Division (SPD) and its Editorial team are excited to unveil and share this outstanding issue with our readership. This special edition offers excellent content, including two enlightening interviews and several enriching articles. Volume 23 / Issue

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