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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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Instructor:  Eta Trabing

Next course:  January 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(1 hr for lunch)

The Theory of Translation, Power Point presentation and lots of questions and answers, and some exercises; so as to establish at what level each participant is.

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


In-person classes will be held on the following Saturdays (2018):

January 27, February 10 and 24, March 10 and 24, April 14 and 28, and May 12 and 26.

Going over every exercise as done by participants with comments from the instructor, plus more translation exercises.

$150 per month - $750 for 5 months
You can pay monthly at the beginning
of each month (check or cash)

Please call Eta Trabing
at 281-676-8476 to register or e-mail to

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 and 2018

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 17, 2018
in Katy TX
(to be announced)
6 hours
Ethics of Civility
2 hours
$160.00 for 8 hours