LARC Interpreter Training
The LARC Interpreter Training Program consists of 100 hours of formal training, including a 40-hour supervised externship. Topics include:
All LARC interpreters receive a formal assessment of language proficiency in English and the target language.
To find out more about becoming a certified LARC interpreter, contact us at (630) 782-7544 or
The key to the successful implementation of an interpreter program in any organization is for the organization’s staff to be trained on how, when, and why it is important to recognize when an interpreter may be needed for a patient or client. LARC provides workshops that train staff members how to achieve this goal.
Agency Personnel Training
Many organizations use a combination of contract, telephonic, and staff interpreters to meet the needs of their Limited English Proficient clients. Particularly as an organization is beginning to learn about these needs, it is common for providers to ask bilingual staff to serve as 'ad hoc' interpreters. We recommend that such interpreters attend interpreter workshops and that the organization develop formal structure around the use of 'dual task interpreters'. We can provide workshops and consultation for management on development of such policies. LARC will also customize interpreter training for various specific institutional needs.
Bi-Lingual Staff Assessments
LARC provides structured, over-the-phone assessments to assess the bilingual language proficiency of provider organizations’ staff. The individuals are assessed on the following areas: