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 2019 EHLS Program is open to native speakers of:

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

The deadline to apply for the 2019 program has now passed. Please check this site in February 2019 for updated information on the 2020 program.

National Security Education Program
Georgetown University  Center for Applied Linguistics