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 2016 EHLS Program is open to native speakers of:

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


Applications for the 2016 program are now closed
. The deadline was July 13, 2015.

National Security Education Program
Georgetown University  Center for Applied Linguistics