News & Views
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.
December 22, 2017
Language & cultural skills greatly affect business communications, and U.S. business schools, like Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, are educating current and future business leaders to succeed.
December 14, 2017
Having been to Thailand as a high school student, Lauren just completed a Fulbright teaching fellowship there! Watch her testimonial video and read on to learn how her adventures continue to shape her perspectives and professional plans.
December 7, 2017
The hospitality industry runs on comfort—including empathy, cultural awareness, and the ability to communicate in a customer’s language. Learn how Marriott is building stronger, multilingual staff teams to meet this need.
December 1, 2017
Megan aspires to work at a university as a historian in the future, but when she returned from a recent study abroad trip to Osaka, she shared her findings with local preschoolers: Learn what first inspired her adventures here!
November 21, 2017
Studying abroad for any length of time can be eye-opening and improve both language skills and cultural understanding: Future IBM consultant and student of Mandarin, Maddie, completed her undergraduate degree overseas! Hear her story and advice.
November 15, 2017
Multinational corporations build influence around the world using their company culture, including their official business languages. A regional office could be the perfect place to boost your career and use your language skills!
November 9, 2017
We’re speaking with Steven, a writer and MFA graduate whose love of Greek mythology led him to a new language & culture, a new country, new adventures, and a forthcoming book! Learn about his favorite moments here.
November 6, 2017
Hear from Lauren Collins, a correspondent for The New Yorker, on why her perspective on language learning shifted and how she now views it as a “quiet revolutionary act.”