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

ASL Workshop, Oct. 25, 14

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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Helping Hands in Peru

Mia Engle is a senior ASL interpreting major who lived in Peru for three months in fall 2012. This op-ed originally appeared in the International Herald Tribune.

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ASL interpreting internships open doors for students

In spring 2014, five senior ASL majors left campus to go on internships around the country. They were Anna Latsha, working in Dallas, Texas; Stacy Wyse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Rosa Wyse in Nashville, Tennessee; Christine Stubblefield in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Keyonna McCain in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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