ASL Immersion is a week-long program where participants communicate only in ASL. Participants engage in a variety of classroom and real-world activities designed to build practical conversational ASL skills.
Come immerse yourself in ASL linguistics, classifiers, and medical vocabulary. Get hands-on mentoring in real-life, fun and educational settings. Identify areas for growth, and get valuable feedback from your individual assessment. All in one exciting, no-voices-allowed week!
Participants will receive an additional six weeks of mentoring after the program through our distance mentoring program.
Read all about the ASL Immersion program below. Have questions? Before you send us an e-mail, make sure you read the frequently asked questions first.
Download a printable flyer and application to share with your fellow students!
June 10 - 14, 2013 in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Distance mentoring program: June 17-August 2, 2013. Up to 2 hours per week of one-on-one mentoring! Worth $400 alone!
You must plan to participate in the entire program (on-site and distance mentoring) to register.
2013 registration fee is $450
How to Apply
Click here to download a Word application.
If you require another format, please email us!
Step-by-step application process:
Questions about the application process?
- Complete your application form.
- Print an unofficial copy of your transcript.
- Mail your completed application, and your transcript by April 25 to the CATIE Center. The address is on the application form. Only complete applications will be considered.
- When the CATIE Center has reviewed all applications, we will notify participants of acceptance and send the link for payment to complete your registration.
2013 Program Schedule & Activities
ASL Instruction: Classifiers, multi-meaning words, idioms, medical vocabulary
Lunch in cafeteria
ASL Activities: Structured off-campus activities for you to apply what you learned in the morning session to real world conversations
Dinner break (Thursday dinner will be provided)
Evening social/skill-building activities: fun, games, skits!
Friday, June 14
Monday, June 17 -
Friday, August 2
Mentoring, times to be arranged
You are also invited to participate in an additional six weeks of mentoring after the ASL Immersion through our distance mentoring program.
Read instructor bios here!
The cost of the dorm room is included in the registration fee. Questions about housing?
Breakfast and lunch in St. Catherine’s cafeteria are included in the registration fee. Dinner is on your own (except for Thursday, when we will provide pizza). There are a number of restaurants and grocery stores within four to six blocks of the campus. Questions about meals?
Who should attend this program?
Interpreting students and recent graduates who live in the CATIE or MARIE region, have completed at least 4 semesters of ASL, and plan to enter the interpreting field.
We encourage working interpreters and recent graduates of interpreting education programs to check out the StoryBlend program.
Questions about who should attend?
This program will offer 3.1 CMP/ACET CEUs in professional studies. St. Catherine University is an RID-approved sponsor for CEUs.
Cancellations received on or before May 5 will be charged a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received between May 6 and May 31 will be charged a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds for cancellations received on or after June 1.
Questions? Click here to read ASL Immersion FAQs
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The CATIE Center is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Grant #H160A100003