Mentoring Specialty Areas: ASL Language Model
Chantal Bergeron, a Canadian native. At age two, she was discovered that she has profound hearing loss. After few years at oral school, she was transferred to deaf school and started learning ASL. She graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor’s in Family and Child Studies. In 2015 when she started working at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD, she finally found her passion with teaching and mentoring hearing students who wants to become ASL interpreters. She offers English-to-ASL Interpreting and ASL mentoring for about two years. Recently Chantal is a state approved deaf mentor for South Dakota.
Her strength as a mentor is to help interpreters build confidence, improve with their ASL sentence structure, and develop their ASL to English interpretation skills. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, reading, cooking, and baking. She loves to spoil her dog, Roxy, and wants to adopt another dog soon!
The Education-2-Excellence Program is provided by ASLIS and is supported by grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.