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Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Heritage Learner Who’s Determined Not to Quit!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Heritage Learner Who’s Determined Not to Quit!

January 22, 2018

Student Voices, Ask Away Interviews

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. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Spanish Teacher Opening Eyes and Hearts to the World

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Spanish Teacher Opening Eyes and Hearts to the World

January 10, 2018

Ask Away Interviews

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.

Leading with Cultural Understanding: Maneuvering International Business Relations

Leading with Cultural Understanding: Maneuvering International Business Relations

December 22, 2017

Languages & Careers

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.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Teacher, Home from Thailand

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Teacher, Home from Thailand

December 14, 2017

Ask Away Interviews

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.

Leading with Hospitality: Marriott Makes the Case for Language Inclusion

Leading with Hospitality: Marriott Makes the Case for Language Inclusion

December 7, 2017

Languages & Careers

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.

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Gilman Scholar on Bringing Japanese Culture Home

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Gilman Scholar on Bringing Japanese Culture Home

December 1, 2017

Student Voices, Ask Away Interviews

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!

Ask Away: 5 Questions with an NYU Shanghai Senior

Ask Away: 5 Questions with an NYU Shanghai Senior

November 21, 2017

Student Voices, Ask Away Interviews

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.

Leading with Global Competence: Working for a Multinational Corporation in the U.S.

Leading with Global Competence: Working for a Multinational Corporation in the U.S.

November 15, 2017

Languages & Careers

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!

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Fulbright Scholar Upon Return from Greece

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Fulbright Scholar Upon Return from Greece

November 9, 2017

Ask Away Interviews

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.

With New Language Skills, New Perspectives on the World

November 6, 2017

News & Views

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.”