ATA Certification Exams

Taking the Russian>English Certification Exam 
Nora S. Favorov and James E. Walker

The authors had originally made this presentation at the annual ATA conference in 2010. The presentation was primarily designed for people interested in taking the Russian>English certification exam, but it may also be informative for those who are thinking about taking the exam in other language combinations. The presenters, who are also certification graders, review the core documents used in grading ATA certification exams and use specific Russian>English examples to illustrate how exams are graded. A number of examples focus on the issue of idiomatic versus literal translation.