Ask Away Interviews
July 11, 2019
Claire’s school didn’t offer French, so she enrolled in an online course taught by Montana public school teachers. Hear about her experience as an online student, and also how she supplements her coursework with immersive experiences.
June 13, 2019
Mariah loves that her Arabic sets her apart from those learning more commonly taught languages in high school. Hear about her class’s recent experience connecting with a native speaker virtually.
May 23, 2019
Margot began translating as a way to practice her French language skills. Learn about her experience translating for UMass Amherst’s student multilingual publication and the pride she takes in her work as a translator!
April 25, 2019
Lex shares how language immersion camp—a family activity that soon became a yearly trip—has helped him to explore his heritage. (Also, his favorite word in Finnish is really fun!)
April 18, 2019
5th grader Sylvi is learning Finnish at home with her dad and in a variety of immersion settings, from Saturday school to travel and summer camp!
April 11, 2019
In addition to relying on her French to navigate daily experiences, Julia is also learning local language Bariba while teaching English abroad.
April 4, 2019
Jamison has studied Spanish and French, and he’s now learning Indonesian for his work as a U.S. Marine. Learn what motivates him to keep going!
March 28, 2019
Katie began learning American Sign Language (ASL) as a child and picked it up again when she joined the Cornell University Deaf Awareness Project (CUDAP); learn how she advocates for ASL on campus and the role it plays in her future plans!
March 21, 2019
Nina is passionate about languages and takes advantage of all the opportunities available to her to learn them, even in her rural Montana town. Hear her tips!
March 14, 2019
Lucia began learning American Sign Language (ASL) through her parents who used ASL to communicate with her sister; learn about her involvement in Deaf organizations from high school to university, and the role it plays in her future plans!