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Ask Away: 5 Questions for an Online Student of French

Ask Away: 5 Questions for an Online Student of French

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.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Sophomore Student of Arabic

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Sophomore Student of Arabic

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.

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student Translator at UMass Amherst

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Student Translator at UMass Amherst

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!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Lawyer and High School Student of Finnish

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Future Lawyer and High School Student of Finnish

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!) 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a 5th Grade Student of Finnish

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a 5th Grade Student of Finnish

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! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Peace Corps Volunteer in Francophone Benin

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Peace Corps Volunteer in Francophone Benin

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. 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Marine Cryptologic Linguist Learning Indonesian

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Marine Cryptologic Linguist Learning Indonesian

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!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Board Member of the Cornell University Deaf Awareness Project

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Board Member of the Cornell University Deaf Awareness Project

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!

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a HS Junior who will Graduate with 4 Years in Spanish & French

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a HS Junior who will Graduate with 4 Years in Spanish & French

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! 

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Cornell Computer Science/Linguistics Major Mixing ASL with Innovation

Ask Away: 5 Questions for a Cornell Computer Science/Linguistics Major Mixing ASL with Innovation

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!