BERKANA LANGUAGE LLC 's mission is to provide the best, practical self-study materials possible for translators and interpreters, as well as specialized English/Spanish dictionaries and glossaries; please visit the Products page to explore.  

BERKANA LANGUAGE LLC is an approved provider of continuing education classes for the Office of Court Administration (JBCC) in Texas, the American Translators Association – ATA.

Berkana Language LLC News

Berkana is back with advanced classes for translators and interpreters!!

Postponed until January 2017

 See the September 17, 2016 class mentioned below in this

 However, if you're interested in in-person classes for beginners in the Houston area, please contact Graciela Zozaya at: acalang@sbcglobal.net.  

Language and Graciela Zozaya are joining forces for
classes for translators and interpreters starting in
  We will be sending out news-letters as things happen.

If you are studying on your own for the court certification exam, please see Berkana's FAQs, for the order in which you should obtain the books and study them; and you can freely download the article: Bilingualism - And What To Do With Yours

If you wish to find out if interpreting (instead of translating) is for you, please look at our 18 books on this web site under Products, where you can buy them online securely and easily through PayPal. 

Thank you!
Berkana Language LLC
M. Eta Trabing
Not-so-Retired Owner
Alex W. Trabing
General Manager

(This is NOT a JBCC approved class)

Postponed until January 2017

Running your T/I Business From Home

September 17, 2016
At Home2 Suites by Hilton
In Katy, TX

This will cover:  How to start your new business, your résumé. either free-lancing or working for someone else (pros and cons), specializations, time management when at home or elsewhere, office equipment and supplies, marketing, how to set prices, risk management, cost estimates, price quotes, quality control (for translators and interpreters), relationships with clients, codes of professional ethics, business plan, bookkeeping, taxes, record-keeping, contracts, computer "age", filing systems, helpful memberships, questions and answers throughout.  Handouts will be provided.
Take advantage of Eta's 40+ years in the business and the knowledge she has picked up along the way.

Save the dates for JBC-OCAA Continuing Education Classes for Licensed Court Interpreters in 2016

Both classes will be held in a conference room at the Home2 Suites by Hilton on 20985 Katy Freeway, Katy, TX 77450 (281-398-3500). Exit I-10 at Westgreen (from both directions), go south ½ a block on Westgreen and the hotel is behind CVS.

If you're coming from out of town, it is a very nice place to stay.

Registration deadline with PayPal seven (7) days before each course, please. Personal checks must be received 10 days before each course. For additional information or questions, please call Alex Trabing at 281-944-9949. Both classes provide 1 hour for lunch, or you can bring a sack lunch.

Coffee and tea will be provided at a coffee bar in the lobby and several soft drink machines. 

Certificates of completion will be given to participants. You need to provide JBCC copies of these when you renew your license. Do not lose these certificates.

Handouts will also be provided for both classes.

You can register with PayPal on this website by clicking the button under each class you are interested in, or send a check to:

Berkana Language LLC, 20230 Regents Corner Dr., Katy, TX 77449.

You must take both classes to get the required eight (8) hours of CE credit

for renewal of your license.

More details on these non-language specific classes, and the PayPal buying options for signing up for them, are posted below

Friday, October 14, 2016
Save the date, more later.

In Katy, Texas

$160 for all 3 Classes

New LCI Ethics for Texas
 Instructor:  M. Eta Trabing

Firearms 101
Instructor:  Dale Cuthbertson

Listening and Concentrating
Instructor:  M. Eta Trabing