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Ask Away: 5 Questions for a High School Learner of Chinese, Spanish & French

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a High School Learner of Chinese, Spanish & French

May 16, 2018

A strong believer in the value of engaging students and parents in support of dynamic language classes, Albert’s learning Spanish and French in addition to his native Mandarin. He also shares tips for practicing your skills with everyday activities! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Professor & Certified Court Interpreter of Spanish and Portuguese

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Professor & Certified Court Interpreter of Spanish and Portuguese

May 10, 2018

Fátima Cornwall impresses upon her students the importance of languages across sectors—noting that the skills learned in her classes extend beyond interpretation to also enhance other career opportunities and to help better serve our communities.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Professional Singer, Learning about Arias in Italy

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Professional Singer, Learning about Arias in Italy

May 2, 2018

As a Vocal Performance major, Bo knows that both pronunciation and understanding are vital where foreign songs are concerned. Learn about his undergrad exploration of Italian, French, and German—including a semester studying abroad in Milan! 

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.