English for Heritage Language Speakers

Native speakers of critical languages are in high demand in the U.S. government. EHLS trains advanced English speakers to be effective communicators and strong candidates for federal jobs.

All EHLS participants receive a full scholarship from the National Security Education Program (NSEP) that includes tuition and a living stipend.

The 2020 EHLS Program is open to native speakers of:

Arabic Korean Somali
Azerbaijani Kurdish Tajik
Balochi Kyrgyz Tamashek
Bambara Mandarin Thai
Dari Pashto Turkish
Hausa Persian Farsi Urdu
Hindi Punjabi Uzbek
Kazakh Russian Vietnamese

The application for the 2020 program will be available soon. Please check this website for the announcement.

National Security Education Program
Georgetown University  Center for Applied Linguistics