News & Views
March 13, 2018
Lead with Languages is a partner in Asia Society’s Center for Global Education, China Learning Initiatives’ language learning campaign. U.S. K-12 students: Create a video, tag it on social, share it with friends & possibly win travel to China!
March 8, 2018
Chief Donna Gordon, who works as a Cryptologic Technician-Interpretive (CTI) for the U.S. Navy, explains the range of a CTI’s role and the importance of professionals with language skills to national security.
March 1, 2018
Kyle taught English in Japan with the JET Program after his undergraduate degree as a way to explore the culture and strengthen his Japanese language skills. It became an important step on his way to a future career in diplomacy and foreign policy.
February 14, 2018
Robyn Lady has been a school counselor for more than 20 years. Hear her advice to current high school students on the importance of learning languages when considering future job and/or college opportunities.
February 9, 2018
Yo Azama was named ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year in 2012, but languages weren’t always easy for him! Learn about his first overseas immersion experience as well as his advice for students considering the teaching profession.
February 6, 2018
Chef Tommi Miers’ Spanish skills and sense of adventure led her traveling in Central America—experiencing the culture and learning about the cuisine firsthand—before she opened a series of restaurants back home.
January 31, 2018
We’re celebrating the successes of language advocates from around the country. Download our Social Media Kit to make your voice heard and join in on the fun!
January 29, 2018
Now teaching in Senegal, Derrick first arrived in Francophone Africa on a Peace Corps mission to Burkina Faso, where he learned French on site! Learn how he met the challenge to speak like a local and connect with his new community.
January 22, 2018
The daughter of Chinese immigrants, Angela learned Mandarin before English—but maintaining those skills has not always been easy! She recently got candid with us about the obstacles and the incredible rewards of learning a heritage language.
January 10, 2018
Linda Egnatz was named ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year in 2014. Every day, she inspires her students to challenge themselves, communicate widely, and take risks. Learn more about how she came to the language teaching profession here.