News & Views
June 20, 2017
How early should you arrive at the station? What is the reservation process like? And what if you struggle with motion sickness? Charlie (& a surprise guest!) shares pointers on navigating the train system while exploring with his Eurail Global Pass.
June 16, 2017
Nil Battey Sannata (The New Classmate) and Dhanak (The Rainbow) follow children on adventures to find themselves and their dreams of a better future. For Hindi speakers or other movie-lovers seeking a heartfelt laugh—Enjoy!
June 13, 2017
Watch as FBI language specialists share insights on the hiring process and what day-to-day assignments are like for linguists at the federal agency. They stress the importance of strong language skills and a drive to keep learning on the job.
June 9, 2017
Winner of Best Narrative Short at the 2016 DC Chinese Film Festival, Albert Ventura’s Für Elise has viewers follow newly acquainted Ashin and Elise on a thrilling game of chase—questioning who and what is real at every turn.
June 7, 2017
Hayley’s love of Arabic—discovered during her senior year of college—has given her the skills and opportunities to study abroad, teach high school, and now found her own organization to help Syrian refugees in Greece.
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June 6, 2017
Congratulations to the five study abroad students who will be traveling Europe by train this summer and sharing their stories right here at Lead with Languages. “Bon Voyage” Andrew, Charlie, Colby, Gwen & Tyler!
May 31, 2017
A University of Minnesota alumna who double majored in Spanish & Portuguese Studies and Business & Marketing Education, Sarah urges other language learners to supplement classroom studies with as much real-life interaction as possible.
May 26, 2017
In a country without movie theaters, Haifaa Al Mansour’s Wadjda tells the story of little girl who dreams about breaking boundaries and being her authentic self… on a bicycle. Winner of multiple international awards, we’re big fans.
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May 24, 2017
Lead with Languages Scholarship recipients hail from ten states, stretching from Concordia Language Villages’ home in Minnesota to as far as Alaska and New York. They will be studying eight different languages this summer. Congratulations, all!
May 23, 2017
A heritage learner, Ann is an opera singer who speaks Spanish and French and is learning Italian and German. She has traveled and lived abroad for her job, and speaks to the importance of really understanding the meaning of the words she sings.