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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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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

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a NSLI-Y Alumnus Home from Latvia

Delaware high school senior David has been learning languages formally since middle school. With career aspirations in diplomacy or international business, he was awarded a scholarship to study Russian and live with a host family over the summer! Learn more about his experience.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a High School Student of Hindi

California high school student Veer speaks Hindi and English with his family. In this interview, hear his advice to fellow learners and some reflections on his own language journey.

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Music Industry Professional Learning Japanese & ASL

California student Joshua is earning his university degree abroad at Yamanashi Gakuin University International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) in Japan. Hear his advice on the power of immersing yourself in your target language!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

5 Questions for a Chef Learning Mandarin

Chef Dante is also a student learning Mandarin Chinese at East Los Angeles Community College. Learn about how language and cooking come together through his story!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews

My First Experience Teaching Arabic

Cody is preparing for a future career as a language educator. In this post, hear reflections from his first teaching experience at the front of the classroom, including favorite moments and how this role reaffirmed his dream to teach.

    • Student Voices,
    • Future Educator Stories

5 Questions for a Future Spanish Educator

Loyola University Maryland student Patrick is double majoring in Spanish and Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness. Learn about some of the places his language skills have taken him so far and what motivates him to want to become an educator in the future!

    • Student Voices,
    • Testimonial Interviews,
    • Future Educator Stories