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.

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Berkana Language is proud to present a new author and a new book:
Interprters’ Anatomy of a Civil Lawsuit – Anatomía de un Juicio Civil para Intérpretes Judiciales by Ramón M. del Villar, a Federally Certified Court Interpreter and Attorney at Law in Houston, TX.
 The book is a soft cover, 94 pages, in two columns: left hand is English and right hand is Spanish. Excellently presented and very useful for all court interpreters. Cost $35.00, plus TX sales tax (if you live in TX) and shipping and handling.
Contents:  Introduction; Jurisdiction and Venue; Petition, Service and Answer; Affirmative Defenses; Discovery; Depositions; Objections; Motion Practice; Disposition Without Trial; The Trial; Jury Selection; Opening Instructions and Statements; The Case in Chief; The Rebuttal Case, the Jury Charge; the Closing Arguments; The Verdict; The Appellate Process; and Conclusion.

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

Waiting on new date and classes

July or August in Austin, TX
Friday, October 20, in Katy TX

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