International Language Navigators is a language school on the campus of Crown College.  Students may receive an IACET approved, internationally-recognized certificate in the American Sign Language: Interpreter Training Program,  as a Phonetic Reading Specialist, or in TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

With 250 million deaf people in the world and 16 million deaf in America why are churches unable to reach them? Sadly, these people are missing from our churches because there are either no interpreters or the interpreters are unable to skillfully convey the message into American Sign Language. The deaf are continually seeking qualified interpreters to share the love of Christ and help them in everyday social and professional situations.  ILN offers students a certificate of completion from our Interpreter Training Program. Learn American Sign Language and become fully integrated in the deaf ministry at the Temple Baptist Church while preparing to reach the deaf worldwide.  Both voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpreting are stressed. Courses include various interpreting assignments as well as attendance of interpreting workshops and local community events for the deaf. Unique opportunities for ministry are found in weekly Bible studies at Knoxville’s Tennessee School for the Deaf.

Temple Baptist Church’s Deaf Choir during this year’s Mission Conference

phonetic picFor the Phonetic Reading Specialist certificate, we present reliable phonics in a logical highly consistent manner that eliminates most “exceptions” to the rules. An ILN certified phonetic reading specialist is qualified to teach spelling, writing, and reading on any level from preschool to adult. This certification allows teachers to offer remedial instruction that increases vocabulary, reading comprehension, and reading fluency.

ILN graduates holding TESOL certificates are currently serving Christ teaching English on every continent. Many nations closed to traditional missions have a great demand for teachers of American English.  Lay people, who have completed this course, are using their English-teaching skills in their local church to reach the foreign-born in their communities. This teaching experience provides many opportunities to share the gospel. Other graduates are reaching foreign students by teaching English here in the U.S. on university campuses across the country.  TESOL picThe Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at International Language Navigators has become one of the most effective tools available for reaching internationals in the United States, and on the foreign mission field. Qualified and experienced instructors will introduce you to theory and methods enabling you to teach listening, speaking, reading, writing, and grammar in an interactive way to students whose native language is not English.  After completing twelve hours of in-class course work, you will begin a TESOL practicum allowing you to teach, in a supervised environment, groups of students who are learning English as a second language.

If you have any questions concerning International Language Navigator’s Certification Programs please visit our website for more information.