September 30, 2010
I just wanted to thank you so much for being such a good hostess for our student group from Murray State University. The students all were very enthusiastic about their visit to the TAPIT conference on September 11th, and Dr. Neal Messer said that he learned a great deal as well.
Since then, the students have been visiting our other language classes and sharing what they learned. Some said that they had not really considered interpreting or translating as a career, but that they would definitely consider it in the future. Each of them had spoken to people at the conference and had gleaned certain professional tips from people working in the field. And now I have a whole new class of freshmen language majors who are curious about this career and want to know more about what the work is like, different areas of I and T work, salaries, and of course, how to prepare for such a career. I understand that more I and T programs are being started up at the graduate level at larger universities.
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your generosity in allowing us to benefit from a special educators’ rate. We hope to make this a regular event so that more students can benefit from this organization.
Dr. Janice Morgan
Professor of French, Chair
Dept. of Modern Languages
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Posted November 7, 2010
Congratulations and thanks to all of you for the excellent session on professional interpreting and translating at the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association (TFLTA) conference on Friday, Nov 5, 2011. When we came up with this year's TFLTA conference theme to "Live the Language: Learn by Doing" I immediately thought of TAPIT. Your presentation and the audience interest and participation far exceeded my expectations. The variety of the panel, the amount of information covered, and the interesting insights shared by all of you were just perfect! Thank you for everything you do to promote professionalism in your career field and for your support of language education in the state of Tennessee.
-Dr. David C. Julseth, 2011 President
Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association