LARC offers well-respected interpreter training several times a year. New this fall, we are pleased to offer our training course online, conducted by knowledgeable professionals who experience considerable joy teaching others about the art of professional interpreting. Professional interpreters are greatly sought after in the healthcare and education systems and the profession can provide a rewarding career and/or additional income for those individuals who have the interest and abilities.
During the 10-week classroom portion of the training, students learn about a variety of topics including protocols, modalities and common interpreting errors. Students also learn interpreting techniques and skills, goals of successful interpretation, the role of the interpreter, national ethics and standards, values, legislation, and regulation. Students also learn about interpreting in different settings and terminology that is crucial to those settings.
Prior to acceptance into the training program, bilingual individuals are required to take a written and oral proficiency assessment. The written part of the assessment takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete and the oral part of the assessment takes approximately 20 additional minutes. The assessment is in both English and the target language.
Currently, language assessments are scheduled Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 9AM and 2PM. Assessments are conducted online via Zoom. A non-refundable $75 Language Assessment fee is due prior to taking the assessment and can be paid online (see below).