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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.

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can be added if two people can work in that other language.  Instructor:  Eta Trabing

Saturday, June 3, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (1 hr for lunch)

6-hour class  $ 80.00

The Theory of Translation, Power Point presentation and lots of questions and answers, and some excercises trying to establish at what level each participant is at.

At the end of the day, exercises will be given to be taken home and done on your own like real translations. 


Saturday, June 24, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (1 hr for lunch)

6-hour class  $ 80.00

Going over every exercise as done by participants with comments from the instructor.

Depending on how the above system works for the participants, other classes will be programmed with lots of further excercises and reviews, and changes as needed.

Other classes if at least 10 people sign up for each.  We will set a date convenient for all.

Call Eta Trabing at 282-676-8476, if interested

$100 for  each 7-hour class

7-hour class  Running Your T/I Business from Home; Instructor:  Eta Trabing

7-hour class  Law and Order… and Corrections in Texas;  approved by JBCC-OCA, Instructor:  Eta Trabing  

How the federal, state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies, courts, jails and prisons function.  Learn where the jobs are.

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

Save the dates for JBC-OCAA Continuing Education Classes for Licensed Court Interpreters in 2017

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

August, Saturday 26th,

for the AATIA in Austin

Firearms 101 – Dale Cuthbertson (rave reviews!) 5-hour course

Ethics of Civility– 2- hour course

The Brain and Memory – 1 hour course

You must register with the AATIA  https://aatia.org/

Friday, October 20, in Katy TX

Classes being prepared for JBCC approval

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