SLII is pleased to offer a sign language interpreter mentoring program.

Participants will need access to a GoReact account during the term of their participation as well as internet access and a video or web camera.  If an applicant does not currently have a GoReact account, subscriptions are available from GoReact for a period of one or three years.  GoReact is not affiliated with SLII.  Approximate pricing is $30 for a one year account.

Candidates who are eligible for mentoring should meet one of the following:

  • Completion of ITP program
  • Actively enrolled in an ITP program
  • Working licensed interpreter
  • Working ISBE approved interpreter


Candidates will pay a monthly subscription fee and have an active GoReact account that will remain active for the duration of their mentoring.  GoReact accounts are the responsibility of the candidate and that cost is in addition to the SLII Mentoring Program subscription fees.

Candidate responsibilities:

This is a use-it-or-lose-it program; let’s use it! Candidates are responsible for independently submitting work samples.  SLII and mentors are not responsible for sending reminders or asking for submissions.  Candidates must maintain an active GoReact account that is independent of the SLII mentoring registration fees and of additional cost.  SLII has a reduced fee agreement in the event a new account is needed. Candidates will notify their mentor of video submissions upon upload and will receive feedback within 72 hours of that notification.

Online Mentoring Options

SLII Offers two different types of mentoring:

Interpreting Mentor

A nationally certified sign language interpreter mentor will support feedback based on the interpreting process between English and ASL working towards effective interpretation.

8 Uploads – $134.00
12 Uploads – $186.00

ASL Linguistics Mentor

A native user of American Sign Language and mentor who has proven mastery skill in the area of linguistics and teaching of American Sign Language will provide feedback as a language model to improve accuracy in the use of ASL.

8 Uploads – $134.00
12 Uploads – $186.00

In-Person Tutoring

In-person tutoring sessions are an opportunity to meet in a public place, often a local library, and to practice language samples with a mentor.  The mentor will observe your practice work and will pause and give feedback and practice along the way.  It’s a great way to receive individualized support.  The immediate/live feedback helps to commit to memory the skills that are learned. 

In-person tutoring can be with ASL Linguistic Mentor or a Sign Language Interpreter Mentor. The cost is $150 for three 50 minute sessions. Sessions must be used within 3 months of purchase date. No re funds. Interpreters may choose from the following types of mentors

ASL Linguistic Sessions available at these locations: Lisle, IL; Glen Ellyn, IL; Downers Grove, IL; Naperville, IL; and Wheaton, IL


Sign Language Sessions available at these locations: Naperville, IL and Aurora, IL

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