The Language Access Resource Center (LARC) provides training for individuals that would like to become language interpreters in the medical, educational and human service settings.
The LARC interpreter training consists of a hundred hours, broken into 2 components, 60 hours in the classroom and 40 hours of practicum. The classroom portion reviews topics including types of interpretation, techniques, modalities of interpretation, ethics, standards of practice, cultural competency, values, medical terminology, role plays, anatomy, diagrams, Title VI and applicable regulations. Once individuals successfully complete the classroom portion, they go on to a 40 hour practicum at different locations. Once individuals complete the combined 100 hour training program, they receive a Certificate of Completion.
Prior to entering into the training program, bilingual individuals are required to take a written and an oral proficiency assessment. The assessment is scheduled by appointment only.
The next LARC-Lake interpreter training details are below.
For questions or to schedule an assessment, contact Carolina Duque at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-306-3758
Location: Prairie Crossing Charter School
1531 Jones Point Rd
Grayslake, IL 60030
Dates and Times: Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm – 9pm. August 24 to November 2nd.
Cost of Assessment: $75
Cost of LARC 60 hour training: $600
LARC Lake County is a program of the DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform working with The Alliance for Human Services.
To learn more about LARC and The Alliance visit: