Ask Away Interviews
April 24, 2018
Indiana born Butler student, Matt, shares his inspiration to learn his grandfather’s native Spanish, his advice for fellow students considering immersion, and the value language skills add to his creativity as a writer and individual.
April 16, 2018
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.
March 1, 2018
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.
February 14, 2018
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.
February 9, 2018
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.
January 29, 2018
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.
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 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 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!