Speaking


By Gio Lester ©2017 Disruptive. Disruption. It is the in thing to do, to be, to strive for. And that is at the core of a new project officially launched early this month – a virtual T&I conference with one foot in Brazil and the other, in the US. My partner in this project is the Brazilian translator Márcia Nabrzecki, and I operate things in the US. And just like every T&I professional, we love conferences! Getting together with our […]

Bringing a Disruptive Dream to Life


The Children's house
My daughter is lucky to attend a very small neighborhood school. There are about 34 students in all. Two classrooms cover basic education from grades K-6. Her classmates are from varied backgrounds and many speak more than one language. Their parents have experienced the frustration of trying to teach their native languages to a new generation that frown upon them as a divisive element, rather than one that will give them an advantage. This seemed to me to be the […]

ATA’s School Outreach is for Interpreting too!



ABRATES-2016
Published originally by The NAJIT Observer, June, 2016 Week before last, I had the pleasure of going back to my country to attend and present at the seventh international conference of our national professional organization for translators and interpreters, ABRATES. The pleasure of being back home was underscored by the honor (and fear) of presenting in Brazil, in Portuguese, to native speakers after a long absence. Being a language teacher, I am very sensitive to the musicality of different languages, so […]

Staying in Touch with One’s Native Language