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Congratulations Future Educators!

Hailing from 14 home states and planning to teach seven languages other than English, please join us in congratulating our largest incoming class to date: 20 outstanding future educators who join the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program this fall!

Know a future language teacher who's currently a high school senior? The call for applications will reopen in Spring 2024.

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5 Questions for a Learner on Languages, Faith & Global Perspectives

With a Spanish major and minors in French and Mandarin Chinese, Colorado State University student Janessa aspires to use her language skills in future Bible translation and education work. Learn about the language and cultural activities in which she participates.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

5 Questions for a Jeopardy Contestant Learning Spanish & French

Emory University student Maya is a human health and Spanish linguistics double major who aspires to a career in public health. Learn how language skills contribute to both her interest in trivia and her professional goals.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a French & Philosophy Double Major

Colorado State University undergraduate Camila is dedicated to seeking authentic conversation experiences in her target language. Learn how virtual tutors, an online conversation partner, and studying abroad in Lyon have contributed to her skills!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

My First Study Abroad: Being Dropped in Another Country

University of West Georgia Spanish language major Kaleb shares a reflection on his summer study abroad adventure in Madrid, Spain. Hear how the experience bolstered confidence in his language skills and reaffirmed his goal to become a language educator.

    • Student Voices,
    • Future Educator Stories

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Global Health Researcher Learning Arabic

Jack holds degrees in comparative literature and public health. With plans to work as an infectious disease epidemiologist, he's learning Arabic (Jordanian, Moroccan, Modern Standard Arabic), French, Spanish, and Mandarin.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Surgeon Learning Spanish & French

Colorado State University neuroscience major and French minor Nicholas shares his early motivations for learning languages and the surprising opportunities to which his skills have opened doors.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Romance Languages & Literatures Major

Bowdoin College student Ella is learning French and Spanish, with dreams of living in a Francophone country. Learn about her experience with Multilingual Mainers, a partnership with local elementary schools that brings higher-ed language students together with younger learners in the community.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Learner of Samskrit, Kannada & English

California 7th grade student Niharika aspires to a career in ophthalmology. She uses her Samskrit and Kannada skills with family, in doing Indian dance, and when exploring texts. Hear about her approach to overcoming language learning challenges as they arise.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Study Abroad Champion Learning Italian & Spanish

Colorado State University political science and international studies major Taylor is completing minors in Spanish and legal studies. Learn how study and intern abroad experiences in Italy and Spain have had an impact on her language journey!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews