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Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Double Major Studying Abroad in Chile

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Double Major Studying Abroad in Chile

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.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Career Exploration Counselor

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Career Exploration Counselor

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.

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

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

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. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Secondary School Counselor

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Secondary School Counselor

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. 

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

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. 

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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!