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ICIRR Partner Organizations

Interpreter Training Opportunities

Language Access Resource Center (LARC) is pleased to announce that employees of  ICIRR partner organizations qualify to participate in interpreter training at NO COST to the partner organization!  Partner organizations can choose from two different types of interpreter training.

  • Training consists of 60 hours classroom and 20 hours practicum (externship)

  • Classroom topics include

    • Interpreting techniques​

    • Modalities of interpretation

    • Ethics

    • Standards of practice

    • Cultural competency

    • Terminology

    • Current laws and regulations

    • Role play

  • Certificate of Completion

  • Eligible to work as an interpreter in own organization and other organizations

Interpreter Training*

  • 20-hour asynchronous course with four (4) opportunities to interact with your instructor and classmates via Zoom

  • Classroom topics include

    • Standards of practice

    • Ethics

    • Protocols

    • Interpreting methods & techniques

  • Participants will be provided with tools and resources to increase vocabulary and interpreting skill set

  • Certificate of Participation

  • ​Increase participants' effectiveness and abilities as a bilingual resource for their organization

Intro to Interpreting

Title
Interpreter Training (Regular)
Interpreter Training (Hybrid)
Intro to Interpreting
Language assessment passing grade
75% or better
75% or better
any results are accepted
Classroom "live" (synchronous)
60 hours
40 hours
4 x 45 mins offered
eLearning module (asynchronous: self-paced)
N/A
approx. 20 hours
approx. 20 hrs
Instructor support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Time frame
10 weeks
7 weeks
4 weeks
Practicum portion
minimum of 20 hours
minimum of 20 hours
N/A
Curriculum emphasis
Medical interpretation, plus discussions to include interpretation in educational, human services and legal settings
Community interpretation, including introduction of the following areas: educational, human services and legal and medical settings
Standards of practice, interpreting methods and techniques, protocols, and interpreting ethics
Quizzes
4
3
In-module knowledge checks
Midterm
Yes
Yes
No
Final exam written
Yes
Yes
Final Knowledge Check
Final exam oral
Yes
Yes
No
Qualification earned
Certificate of Completion (Trained Interpreter)
Certificate of Completion (Trained Interpreter)
Certificate of Participation (DOES NOT qualify as a trained interpreter)

Comparison Chart

Interpreter Training Requirements

In order to register for either Interpreter Training you must have completed the following assessments:

  1. Language assessment (written)

  2. English language assessment (oral)

  3. Target language (non-English) assessment (oral)

Please note - to take the Professional Interpreter Training, you must have a score of 75% or higher on your written assessment and an "Advanced" or higher on your target language oral assessment.

Training Schedule

WINTER & SPRING 2023

Interpreter Training (Regular)

  • Dates:  January 14, 2023 - March 11, 2023

  • Day(s): Saturdays 

  • Time:    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

  • Location:  Online via Zoom

  • Focus:  Medical, plus interpretation in educational, human services and legal areas are discussed as well

  • Certificate of Completion

Interpreter Training (Regular)

  • Dates:  April 4, 2023 - June 1, 2023

  • Day(s): Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Time:    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Location:  Online via Zoom

  • Focus:  Medical, plus interpretation in educational, human services and legal areas are discussed as well

  • Certificate of Completion

Intro to Interpreting

  • Dates:  February 6, 2023 - March 6, 2023

  • Day(s): Self-Paced

  • Live Instructor Support (45 min. ea.):

    • Feb. 14 (10:00 AM)​

    • Feb. 22 (1:00 PM)

    • Feb. 27 (10:00 AM)

    • Mar. 3 (1:00 PM)

  • Final Knowledge Check:  Mar. 6 (10:00 AM)

  • Location:  Online via Zoom

  • Focus:  Standards of practice, interpreting methods and techniques, protocols, and interpreting ethics.  

  • Certificate of Participation

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