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Dina Abdo  Identity Verified
Palestine
Local time: 06:50
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Sep 24, 2005

Hello everybody

I'm having this problem. I'm located in Gaza-Palestine, and I was trying to find a chance to apply for an accreditation online. Does any of you have an idea about where should I start?

The political situation around here doesn't make it easy for me to travel, and I don't even think that I can afford that

I'm looking for ONLINE chances ... you know ... submitting an application and applying for the language test online, or even in any of the councils or even embassies located in Gaza. Payment via credit card or PayPal maybe.

Any suggestions?


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Mumtaz
Local time: 06:50
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ATA Sep 24, 2005

Dina Abdo wrote:

Hello everybody

I'm having this problem. I'm located in Gaza-Palestine, and I was trying to find a chance to apply for an accreditation online. Does any of you have an idea about where should I start?

The political situation around here doesn't make it easy for me to travel, and I don't even think that I can afford that

I'm looking for ONLINE chances ... you know ... submitting an application and applying for the language test online, or even in any of the councils or even embassies located in Gaza. Payment via credit card or PayPal maybe.

Any suggestions?


Hi Dina,

I would highly recommend ATA,
http://www.atanet.org/

Good Luck


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Dina Abdo  Identity Verified
Palestine
Local time: 06:50
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It's not an online test Mumtaz! Sep 25, 2005

Mumtaz wrote:

Hi Dina,

I would highly recommend ATA,
http://www.atanet.org/

Good Luck


Hi Mumtaz

I viewed ATA's link as you suggested, but couldn't really find any indication of "online" tests. I just couldn't find any!

If you're sure it's there, then can you send me the direct link please? *blush*

Thanks in advance


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shfranke  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:50
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ATA "accreditation" Oct 10, 2005

Greetings... taHaiya Tayyiba wa b3d...

The ATA also offers its members (meaning you would have to sign up and pay to join ATA) a process of "peer accreditation" for Arabic > English and English > Arabic translation.

You then submit samples of source texts and their translations to ATA, which periodically (annually, as best I recall, alhtough you might query the ATA management directly for details) convenes a board of expert bilingual translatos who assess and evaluate your work. You can also include letters of recommendation with your packet for such accreditation.

Mr. Fuad Yahya may be able to provide you with more currentt details, as he holds a number of credible accreditations and professional certifications. Fuad is one of the best translators in the business, and I would defer to his judgment and good advice.

You might bear in mind that an "accreditation" or certification awarded by organizations outside your home country may have litle substantive or beneficial effect on growing your business identity and presence in the worldwide language services industry.

Hope this helps. Khair, in sha' Allah.

Sincerely,

Stephen H. Franke
San Pedro, California


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Dina Abdo  Identity Verified
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Thanks Stephen! Oct 10, 2005

It was absolutely helpful Stephen

Thanks again


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Ana Kardum  Identity Verified
Croatia
Local time: 05:50
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ATA accreditation Dec 15, 2005

Dina,

Maybe I am curious, but did you manage to take/submit the test translations and receive your ATA accreditation?

I also thought about this, but I concluded that it is maybe not so much important for my business at the moment. The experience and quality are actually what counts. However, it would certainly be good to list this in my profile...

Let me know your experience!

Thanks and all the best.)


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Sam Berner  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 14:50
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An online degree Dec 24, 2005

The UNISA (university of South Africa) provides both a postgrad diploma and a Masters in translation specializing in Arabic.

All courses and exams are online.

Cost is extremely reasonable, even by Gaza standards.


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