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 2018 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 for the 2018 program has now passed.

Please check this site in late January 2018 for updated information on the 2019 program.

National Security Education Program
Georgetown University  Center for Applied Linguistics