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).
Schedule Language Assessment
Please note, using the online scheduler above requires payment of the assessment fee. If you do not wish to pay the fee at the time of scheduling, please contact us at LARC@dupagefederation.org to discuss alternative methods for scheduling and paying.
LARC is pleased to announce we have added a new hybrid class to our schedule - Intro to Interpreting! The Intro to Interpreting class is for bilingual individuals who currently interpret for their employer when necessary and would like to improve their skill set and increase their knowledge of the proper techniques and considerations an effective interpreter takes into account when interpreting.
The Intro to Interpreting class is also a great opportunity for bilingual individuals who are considering the interpreting field. The class is self-paced with four live opportunities to interact with one's instructor and classmates via Zoom. Participants will be provides with tools and resources to increase their vocabulary and interpreting skill set. Topics include, standards of practice, ethics, protocols, and interpreting methods and techniques.
Please note - Participants who complete the Intro to Interpreting class will receive a certificate of participation. Completion of the class does not qualify a participant to be a trained interpreter.
Interpreter Training (Regular & Hybrid)
Language Assessment Required
Intro to Interpreting
Language Assessment NOT Required
- Sat, Oct 07Online via ZoomOct 07, 9:00 AM – Nov 18, 3:00 PMOnline via ZoomOnline (80 hours training, 40/20/20). Classes meet on Saturdays from 9AM to 3PM. Students are required to have successfully passed a language assessment prior to registering for class.
- Tue, Sep 19Online via ZoomSep 19, 6:00 PM – Nov 16, 9:00 PMOnline via ZoomOnline (80 hours training, 60/20). Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6PM to 9PM. Students are required to have successfully passed a language assessment prior to registering for class.
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Language Assessments & Interpreter Training Payments
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