ATA Certification Workshop (J>E, E>J)


Jun 24, 2023 @ 2:45 PM

The ATA Certification Workshop (Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese) begins with a brief overview of ATA’s certification process, testing procedures, grading standards, and the switch from in-person exams to on-line, on-demand exams. Participants will then divide into small groups and work through a source-language passage that is similar to the passages used for the actual exams. A grader in the ATA certification program will lead each small group and will provide feedback on participants’ translations, based on the ATA grading standards. For more details about the certification exam, please check the Certification Program page on the ATA website.

So that everyone can gain the maximum benefit from the workshop, we strongly recommend that participants translate the passage in advance and bring their completed translations to the workshop.

To obtain the Japanese passage, contact Akiko Sasaki-Summers at akikosummers [at]

To obtain the English passage, contact Ken Wagner at kjwagner [at]