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.

NEW!  In view of the large amount of Immigration cases, many with interpreters who are not SOSi certified, occurring all along the US/Mexico border, as well as in other ports of entry, Berkana Language LLC has prepared a 40-page Immigration terminology glossary from English to Spanish for interpreters who may feel somewhat insecure with new words and meanings.  We will send the e-mail file to you for free (via e-mail, not mailed through USPS) to anyone who wants or needs it, and you can print it and take it with you, please write:   berkanalanguage@aol.com  or Contact Us from the Berkana Language website and we will send it to you immediately. We hope that many of you will help Immigration staff to help the immigrants and their children, so that all may know what is actually going on during the hearings.  Thank you!!!  

(From M. Eta Trabing, who came to the U.S. with a husband and 2 sons as immigrants in 1963; who all became US citizens in 1968, with two more sons already citizens by birth. Now you know why I had to do this!)

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

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

Saturday, March 16, 2019
in Katy, TX

Drugs - 6 hrs
Ethics - 2 hrs

$160 for 8 hours for JBCC CE units

2019 Training Programs

Katy, Texas

At Home2 Suites by Hilton Hotel at I-10 West and Westgreen exit

(south of I-10, behind CVS Pharmacy and Jimmy Changas’)

Please contact Eta Trabing at 281-676-8476,

or by e-mail at berkanalanguage@aol.com

Advanced Translation

English To Spanish and Spanish To English

6 Saturdays – 6 1/2 hour days; total 39 contact hours

Instructor:  M. Eta Trabing

March 23 and 30, April 6, 13, 20 and 27 in 2019

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 noon, and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The class textbook, pen, shorthand notebook and handouts are included,

and a certificate at the end of the course.

 You may not miss more than one class. If you must miss one Saturday,

 you may do catch-up work or wait until the next identical class (2019), to finish the course.

We will go through grammar excercises and translations during each class (in both directions) and

at the end of each class you will receive the homework you must do for the following Saturday

when we will go over everyone’s homework.

We will switch subjects from week to week.

If you wish you may bring your laptop and electronic dictionaries.

You may bring your own lunch or go out.

We can provide a scholarship of 50% of the course cost to one (1) student per course.

A letter requesting the scholarship should be sent two weeks prior to the first course of the six to berkanalanguage@aol.com.

Cost:  Total $540.00, or $90.00 per class after initial payment of $180.00 at registration.

PayPal or cash only