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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.

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.