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Foreign Flick Friday: First Female Saudi Filmmaker Wins Prizes and Hearts

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.


Awardees of Scholarships to Concordia Language Villages Announced

Awardees of Scholarships to Concordia Language Villages Announced

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!

Leading with Opera Languages: Spanish, French, Italian, and German

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.

Foreign Flick Friday: Banned Filmmaker Weaves Persian Language Docufiction from his Taxi in Tehran

May 19, 2017

In this Golden Bear award-winning film, Taxi, Iranian director Jafar Panahi explores themes of censorship and punishment while giving a glimpse into contemporary Tehran.

Leading with Japanese: How a Study Abroad Adventure Sparked a Career in International Business

May 16, 2017

Japanese language skills can boost opportunities to work both overseas and in the United States. And it’s never too late to get started—International Sales & Marketing Consultant Jonathan Scharf first encountered the language while studying abroad!

Foreign Flick Friday: Russian Short Charms Festival Goers with Father-Son Story

May 12, 2017

Filmmaker Alexandra Tsareva and cameraman Pavel Smirnov’s short The Hedgehog has received prizes from international and Russian festivals, telling the story of a boy who surprises his dad with a new pet—and the trade-off he made to procure him.

Leading with Spanish and French: Silvia, a Brand Manager at TracFone Wireless

May 9, 2017

When pursuing a career in marketing and business, knowledge of Spanish and French helps professionals accurately target messaging to a wider array of the consumers they serve. Just listen to Silvia’s story!

Foreign Flick Friday: Hindi Festival Favorite Brings a Mystical Side to Family Dynamics

May 5, 2017

Batul Mukhtiar’s Kaphal tells the story of a family in a remote Indian village who are trying to make the most of a difficult situation. When brothers Makar and Kamru seek out some magic, things get interesting!


Competition Announcement: Your Story on the Rails

Competition Announcement: Your Story on the Rails

May 4, 2017

Do you want to be a Lead with Languages blogger? Enter for your chance to win a 1st Class Global Eurail Pass this summer and blog your study abroad & language story right here!

Leading with German: Greg and Kristen, Project Coordinators at Lufthansa

May 2, 2017

Knowledge of the German language can provide opportunities to work for German companies both overseas and in the United States. Learn how these graduates employ their skills at Germany’s largest airline.