The Center for Languages, Literatures and Cultures's GOAL (Go Local, Go Global) events bring local professionals and figures from the world of arts and sports who are non-native speakers of English into the foreign language classrooms. Using their native language, they engage the students in conversations about their professional experiences.

GOAL events have included visits from native speakers of Czech, Swedish, and French from the Columbus Blue Jackets ice hockey team and native speakers of Spanish from the Columbus Crew soccer team, the former conductor from Japan of the Columbus Symphony orchestra Junichi Hirokami, and award winning writer Nilu Damle from India who spoke Hindi with OSU students. For more information please contact Karen Sobul.