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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 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

ACTFL to Launch National Foundation Endeavor

With a mission to elevate the language education profession and promote the transformative power of language learning, the Language Connects Foundation launched in November 2022. In this press release, learn more about the foundation's origins and priority focus areas.

    • Press Releases

Nataly: Software Executive Leading with Spanish

Nataly leads a team of localization specialists, project managers, technologists, and others at HubSpot to localize software, websites, and other online experiences. Learn why she believes language skills are a must-have across industries!

    • Professional Profiles

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

Daniel: Spiritual Advisor & Actor Leading with Mandarin

For Daniel—a pastor, actor, and martial artist based in California—language skills provide opportunities to connect to the community, advance his career, and interact meaningfully across cultures with others who share his passions.

    • Professional Profiles

5 Questions for a Study Abroad Advisor on Learning to Love Solo-Travel

Originally from California, Study Abroad Advisor Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at California State University, Chico, where he minored in Latin American Studies and International Studies. In addition to learning Spanish and Russian, learn how his own experiences abroad have shaped his language journey thus far.

    • Testimonial Interviews

2022 Class of Teacher Scholars Announced

Hailing from nine home states and planning to teach six languages, please join us in congratulating the ten outstanding future educators who join the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program this year.

    • Future Educator Stories

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