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Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Career Exploration Counselor

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Career Exploration Counselor

April 16, 2018

Ask Away Interviews

A certified Spanish and ESOL teacher, Aubrie Lehr knows the value of language skills—and now as a counselor she’s able to share those insights with her whole school community! Learn about the cool ways her school is promoting language education.

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Summer Immersion Opportunity: Win a Scholarship to Concordia Language Villages

Summer Immersion Opportunity: Win a Scholarship to Concordia Language Villages

April 4, 2018

Contests & Initiatives

For a second year, Concordia Language Villages is awarding twenty-five $1,000 Lead with Languages scholarships for two-week or four-week summer youth immersion programs in 15 different languages. Submit a video for your chance to win!

#WhySpeakChinese Contest 2018: Win Round-Trip Tickets to China

#WhySpeakChinese Contest 2018: Win Round-Trip Tickets to China

March 13, 2018

Contests & Initiatives

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!

Leading with Regional and Cultural Expertise: Navy Cryptologic Technicians Go Beyond Linguistics

Leading with Regional and Cultural Expertise: Navy Cryptologic Technicians Go Beyond Linguistics

March 8, 2018

Languages & Careers

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.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Japanese-Speaking Future Diplomat

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Japanese-Speaking Future Diplomat

March 1, 2018

Student Voices, Ask Away Interviews

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. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Secondary School Counselor

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Secondary School Counselor

February 14, 2018

Ask Away Interviews

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. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Japanese National Language Teacher of the Year

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Japanese National Language Teacher of the Year

February 9, 2018

Ask Away Interviews

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. 

Leading with Culinary Curiosity: A Chef Combines Her Love of Spanish & Cuisine

Leading with Culinary Curiosity: A Chef Combines Her Love of Spanish & Cuisine

February 6, 2018

Languages & Careers

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.

February 2018 is Lead with Languages Advocacy Month: Check Out the Kit!

January 31, 2018

Contests & Initiatives, News & Views

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!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Who Learned French to Make a Difference

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Who Learned French to Make a Difference

January 29, 2018

Ask Away Interviews

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.