Sign Language Interpreting Major

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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. Sign language interpreting is one of the most challenging and rewarding careers you could choose!

The sign language 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 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.

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Amanda Flickinger

Assistant Professor of American Sign Language

Karen Horvath

Adjunct Professor of American Sign Language

Colleen Geier

Program Director and Associate Professor of ASL Interpreting

Sandy Slabaugh

ASL Instructor