This 10-week intensive mentorship program is designed to grow well-rounded interpreters. Mentees will enrich their language skills under the guidance of a natively fluent ASL Mentor, and develop their interpreting processing skills with the support and feedback of their Interpreting Mentor.
By working with experienced ASL and interpreting mentors, mentees will experience language enrichment as well as interpreting processing development. Share your interpreting and ASL language goals with us!
Mentee commitment: 8-10 hours/week.
Meet with an ASL mentor once a week in a small group setting.
Meet with an interpreting mentor once a week 1 on 1.
Shadow an interpreting mentor once a week in a field assignment with pre and post-conference.
Complete ASL enrichment homework weekly.
Receive feedback from an ASL mentor and learn to analyze your own language production and reception skills.
Complete interpreting homework and corresponding self-assessments weekly.
Receive feedback from an interpreting mentor and learn to analyze your own interpretations.
Meet as a full cohort with ASL mentors and interpreting mentors once a month.
Discuss pertinent issues in interpreting, linguistic considerations, ethical scenarios, and skill development with the group.
We ensure that access to effective communication is available every time.