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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!

Ask Away: 5 Questions with an NYU Shanghai Senior

Ask Away: 5 Questions with an NYU Shanghai Senior

November 21, 2017

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.

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Fulbright Scholar Upon Return from Greece

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Fulbright Scholar Upon Return from Greece

November 9, 2017

We’re speaking with Steven, a writer and MFA graduate whose love of Greek mythology led him to a new language & culture, a new country, new adventures, and a forthcoming book! Learn about his favorite moments here.

Ask Away: 5 Questions on a Teen’s Mandarin, French, Korean & English “Polyglot Toolbox”

Ask Away: 5 Questions on a Teen’s Mandarin, French, Korean & English “Polyglot Toolbox”

October 31, 2017

We’re catching up with Jacquelyn, a high school senior, heritage learner, and student of 4 languages. In addition to sharing her top language learning tips, she talks immersion experiences and future plans. Get ready, law school: She’s on her way!

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a U.N. Intern

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a U.N. Intern

October 24, 2017

Lehigh University graduate Matthew speaks with us about his Swiss study abroad experience, how French skills help him stand out in a crowd, and his tips for those considering a career in diplomacy or international development.