Dr. José L. Varela-Ibarra, FCCI

Your Translator, Trainer, and Friend

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The 2023 Interpreters 21 Day Challenge is a set of exercises, one per day, designed to cover all the essential elements at the core of the practice of judiciary interpreting. The challenges do not only mirror those in oral interpreting exams but are also fully valuable to certified interpreters’ professional development.
The exercises in the challenge are designed to help you:
  • Learn new ways to strengthen your skills.
  • Solve English and Spanish language issues.
  • Unlearn non-productive habits.
  • Develop and Trust your short-term memory.
  • Be more disciplined
  • Make progress toward passing oral interpreting exams or to pursue a continuing education opportunity.
PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE:
✓ 21 Judiciary Interpreting Challenges, Delivered Daily, and Printable 21 Day Calendar To Track Challenges
✓ Live one-to-one Zoom meeting with interpreter coach and bestselling author Dr. Jose L. Varela-Ibarra, FCCI.  
✓ 20% off on all of Dr. Varela-Ibarra’s books, webinars, and training programs.

You can start at any time. Your investment for the 21 Day Challenge and a Zoom meeting with Dr. Varela is only $89 for NAJIT, ATA, AAITE & NAITSL members and $99 for others. To learn more and register, please email josevarelaibarra@gmail.com 


"How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?" — Epictetus

CLASSES

Coaching interpreting oral exam candidates to do their best. Teaching advanced classes and webinars.

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LINGUISTIC

Language services for law firms, businesses, schools, organizations, government agencies, and individuals.

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MARKETING

Transcreating your marketing materials, brochures, web content, emails, documents, and books..

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Español juríco en contexto

Español juríco en contexto

Español jurídico en conexto is an innovative way for you to learn authentic Spanish criminal proceedings terminology and phraseology.

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El habla de la Mara Salvatrucha

El habla de la Mara Salvatrucha

EL HABLA DE LA MARA SALVATRUCHA es tuyo por nadita. ¡Cómpralo ya, baboso!

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Español cubano en contexto

Español cubano en contexto

No hay expañol más innovador que el español cubano. Familia, no te quedes atrás del palo.

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Passing the Federal Oral Exam

Passing the Federal Oral Exam

Five books in one, covering all parts of interpreting oral exams. A must-have for certification candidates and interpreters wishing to upskill.

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Ballistics for Court Interpreters

Ballistics for Court Interpreters

Extensive documentation, English terminology, English>Spanish glossary, videos for simultaneous interpretation practice, exercises, firearms graphics, and two self-scoring tests.

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Dr. José L. Varela-Ibarra, FCCI, has been conducting interpreter training programs for over 25 years. He taught graduate interpreting and translation courses at San Diego State University's Imperial Valley Campus and The University of Texas at Brownsville (now of the Rio Grande Valley), and undergraduate courses at Eastern Kentucky University and The University of the West Indies in Barbados, where he was Costa Rican ambassador Dr. Rodrigo Arguedas' escort interpreter for a year and a half. In addition to translating and interpreting, Dr. Varela is a court qualified Spanish language expert witness.

Dr. Varela served as Standards Setter and Rater for the former NAJIT federal level examination. He has presented papers at national and international conferences. With Dr. Dagoberto Orrantia, he trained Federal exam candidates from coast to coast and in Mexico, Texas immigration interpreters, and Brazil's Universidade do Maranhao future translation professors. Since the Pandemic, Dr. Varela has published over 20 books for professional interpreters. For an up to date list, plese  visit https://josevarelaibarra.gumroad.com/   


 Currently, he conducts online one-to-one oral exam training classes and small group webinars, provides language services for law firms, business clients, organizations, government agencies, and individuals. 

To relax, he plays catch with a wild beast of a dog, does tai chi chih, and views a sundry mix of youtube videos late at night. 
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