American Sign Language Interpreting Major

Interpreting is a dynamic and exciting profession that gives you an opportunity to be the communication bridge between members of the Deaf community and their doctors, teachers, lawyers and employers, as well as when they want to attend concerts, plays, or sporting events. As an interpreter, you could work in a staff position at a school or agency, or you could be self-employed, setting your own schedule. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers you could choose!

The ASL Interpreting program at Goshen College will introduce you to the beautiful language and culture of the Deaf community. We then use those language skills to teach you how to interpret between English and ASL. Our small class sizes will allow you to work closely with your professors and peers in a rigorous but supportive setting. Watch our video to see for yourself!

You will also find many opportunities to practice your ASL skills outside the classroom as you attend workshops, Deaf church, Deaf sporting events and other local events. And in the final semester of the program you will travel to another part of the country for a 12-week, hands-on internship.

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Check out the opportunities available to American Sign Language Interpreting majors at Goshen College!

News & Events

ICRID's Annual Silent Retreat

Deaf, hearing, students, interpreters all came together for 24 hours of fun!  The Voices off event began by showing the movie 'Audism Unveiled" games & an ice cream social followed.  Saturday was packed with workshops,

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ASL Medical & Religious Interpreting W/S

April 18, 2015 Medical Interpreting: Meeting the Standard of Care & Religious Interpreting: A Call to Excellence. Daniel Burch ws flyer final  Check out the flyer to see all the details. Dr. Daniel D. Burch is Vice President of Sign Language

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No Ordinary Hero:The Super Deafy Movie

College Mennonite, Deaf Christian Fellowship & the GC ASL Club came together to show the Super Deafy Movie on Oct. 25.  We had a GREAT turn-out!

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Photos: ASL Workshop, Oct. 25, 2014

ASL Students and working interpreters came together for an afternoon of learning & fun. Thanks to Karen Horvath for giving us a behind the scenes looks at Educational Interpreting.  

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Study-Service Term leaves lasting impression on ASL interpreting student

Meet Anna Latsha '14, a Goshen College ASL interpreting student who worked at an orphanage and school for deaf children in Peru.

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Faculty

Colleen Geier

Colleen Geier

Program Director and Asst Professor of ASL Interpreting

Amanda Flickinger

Amanda Flickinger

Assistant Professor of American Sign Language


Sandy Slabaugh

Sandy Slabaugh

ASL Instructor


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