Upcoming Mentoring & Courses

ASL Chat With Deaf Language Mentors Fall 2024

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Perhaps you are in or have graduated from an ITP and you are determined to pass the NIC or BEI. Or maybe you are striving to achieve a 4.0 on the EIPA. Are you already certified but despite all your training and hard work, you know you are still struggling with your reception skills. Maybe you need to expand your vocabulary and simply feel that your signing is not fluid enough. You know you need more exposure to Deaf individuals who are native users of sign language but that has proved to be a challenge. 

Please join us this Fall for a two hour weekly ASL Chat! You will have the opportunity to learn from Deaf Mentors with diverse backgrounds and a variety of signing styles. You will also have the option to join our Collaborative Practice room where you can enjoy guided interpreting practice with a Deaf Mentor and peers. This is a fantastic opportunity to chat, ask Deaf individuals questions and be mentored in a safe and supportive environment!

Where: Zoom

When: Tuesday’s for 10 weeks Sep. 17, 2024 – Nov. 26, 2024 
(No ASL Chat November 5)

Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm PST (California)

2.0 RID CEU’s! (PINRA)

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ASL Chat With Deaf Language Mentors - Fall 2024


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Instructor: Dustin Yaeger BA

Instructor: Dustin Yaeger BA

Dustin is a native user of American Sign Language and as a result, he brings the important perspective of being a consumer of interpreting services to mentoring/ training! He has worked as a translator in New York on projects that include the translation of science, history and social studies publications.
He holds a bachelors degree in English and is a member of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers. In addition to teaching ASL, for the past 5 years Dustin has worked as a Deaf Interpreter and Interpreter Mentor with CCSLI INC. He is currently working as an Evaluator with the Sign Language Interpreter - Skills Evaluation (SLI-SE). Since 2022, Dustin has been serving as CCSLI’s Director of Education.