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 2017 EHLS Program is open to native speakers of:

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


Applications for the 2017 program are now available at ehlsapplication.org
. The deadline is July 18, 2016. Learn more about the application process in How to Apply.

National Security Education Program
Georgetown University  Center for Applied Linguistics