Modern Day Ethical Practices Workshop
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Interpreting is a dynamic and exciting profession that gives you an opportunity to be a communication bridge between members of Deaf and hearing communities in places as diverse as hospitals, schools, court rooms, 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. Sign language interpreting is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers you could choose!
The sign language interpreting major at Goshen College will introduce you to the rich language and culture of the Deaf community. We then use those language skills to teach you how to interpret between spoken English and ASL or signed English. Our sign language interpreting program’s 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.
The American Sign Language (ASL) minor is perfect for students interested in ASL who do not want to enter the field of interpreting. And if you want to teach ASL, our ASL education major will be the right fit for you. Learn more about each major & minor option.
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Another successful Explore GC ASL weekend is in the books. We have a wonderful time hosting prospective Sign Language students on Sept. 29 & 30, 2017. Students came on Friday and got to meet with our current SL students, join an ASL class and some spent the night in the…
Sign Language Interpreting Students have the privilege of interpreting at Amish Acres Round Barn Theater in Nappanee, IN. Most recently they interpreted “Sister Act”. With that one done, they are being work on “Mouse Trap” which will be interpreted on Oct. 28 at 2:00. Amish Acres is a professional theater…
of graduates from the past 4 years who chose to work in the interpreting field found a job within 3 months of graduation
of graduates from the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 are employed in a job related to sign language.
Number of weeks students spend completing their senior ASL internship
of GC interpreting students pass the written portion of the national certification exam
We offer a several majors and minors options in the Sign Language field. You don’t need to choose one today (just inquire about Sign Language below), but you will be asked to select a particular major/minor when you apply to Goshen College.
The Sign Language Interpreting major focuses specifically on how to become a professional sign language interpreter. You will study ASL and Deaf History, Ethics, as well as classes to learn how to interpret in general and also classes that specialize in Medical Interpreting, Sign to Voice Interpreting, and Transliterating (focusing on Educational Interpreting). There are also elective classes related to Performance Interpreting and Specialty Areas of Interpreting (Legal, Mental Health, DeafBlind, Atypical Signers).
ASL Education prepares students to teach ASL to hearing students in middle school or high school as a language option rather than Spanish or French. This major will not prepare you to interpret. In the ASL Ed major you will take ASL classes and spend a semester as a visiting student at Gallaudet University in DC and you will take education classes to help you learn how to teach.
A minor in ASL is great to pair with many majors. By studying ASL you would be able to sign directly to any Deaf students or clients you might work with as a teacher, accountant, social worker, nurse and many other majors.