Language Support

Fully translated courses can provide students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) a high-quality learning experience.

Even if the you speak English fluently or want to learn English, an LEP course may be a better fit to set you up for success and get you working faster in the field.

We currently offer fully translated Basic Training courses in eight different languages:

  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Cantonese
  • Arabic
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese
  • Cambodian
  • Somali

For those taking an English Basic Training course with an interpreter, we also provide translated course materials in:

  • Amharic
  • Nepali
  • Samoan
  • Tagalog
  • Ukrainian
  • Laotian
  • Farsi
  • Punjabi

If you primarily speak any of these languages, you will need an interpreter for the class, but you will receive some materials in your own language.

For Home Care Aides who want to further hone your skills, we also offer Instructor-Led Continuing Education courses in:

  • Arabic
  • Cambodian/Khmer
  • Cantonese
  • Korean
  • Laotian
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese

Request a Free Professional Interpreter

If no LEP Basic Training course is available in a 50 mile radius of the student’s area, contact the Member Resource Center for a free professional interpreter.

You or your employer must call 3-4 weeks before starting Basic Training. 

Call the MRC at 1-866-371-3200.

Bring a Community Interpreter

Students may bring a friend or relative as their own community interpreter. The interpreter must be over 18 years old and cannot be the student’s consumer.

Reserve a seat in the class for the interpreter by checking “Brining an Interpreter” when registering for the class. Or call the Member Resource Center at 1-866-371-3200.

You and your Community Interpreter should read these helpful tips before your first community interpretation session. You are responsible for telling your interpreter when and where the class will be held and for reserving space for them.

For Employers

Download and share this flyer with your staff on “Finding the Best Training for LEP Students.”

Contact the Member Resource Center

The Member Resource Center can help you schedule a LEP Course, request an interpreter and translated course materials, or reserve a seat for a community interpreter.

1-866-371-3200

Prepare your Community Interpreter with these tips so that you are as successful as possible.

Need Language Support for Training or Health Benefits?

Call the Member Resource Center at 1-866-371-3200 or contact us below and a representative will answer your question in your language.

• Arabic
• Cantonese
• Cambodian
• Korean
• Somali
• Laotian
• Spanish
• Samoan
• Russian
• Tagalog
• Ukrainian
• Vietnamese

 

Change Portal Language

If you need to change your language preferences in the portal, follow these instructions:

  1. Use your student login information and password to log in here.
  2. Click on “View Profile” on the left-hand sidebar.
  3. Scroll to “Language Preferences” and make changes as needed.
  4. Click “Save.”