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

The deadline to apply to the 2017 EHLS Program has now passed.

Check this page in February 2017 for information on applying to the 2018 EHLS Program.

National Security Education Program
Georgetown University  Center for Applied Linguistics