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 2022 EHLS Program is open to native speakers of:

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

The EHLS 2022 application is now closed.
Center for Applied Linguistics