I am writing on behalf of the English for Heritage Language Speakers (EHLS) Program. The EHLS Program is an adult scholarship and professional development opportunity for nonnative speakers of English which may be of interest to your members. To introduce the program to you, the following is a brief description:
The EHLS Program is an intensive, university-based program that enables nonnative speakers of English to develop the advanced level language skills they need to succeed in professional life. The program involves 6 months of full-time study at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, followed by 2 months of part-time study which can be completed remotely. Participants improve their English through study of research and presentation skills, meeting participation and facilitation, and professional writing. The program also provides support for participants who are seeking employment with the federal government. Full scholarships, a living stipend (during the full-time portion of the program), and a relocation reimbursement are available for qualified applicants. For 2011, the program is recruiting native speakers of Arabic, Dari, Hausa, Hindi, Igbo, Mandarin Chinese, Pashto, Persian Farsi, Punjabi, Somali, Swahili, or Urdu. Please visit http://www.cal.org/ehls/ for more information.
We would greatly appreciate it if you could announce the program and our upcoming information sessions to your members. We will be holding information sessions about the program and its requirements over the next few days at the following locations:
Saturday, February 13th 1-3 pm
Cheviot Hills Recreation Center 2551 Motor Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90064
Sunday, February 14th 1-3 pm
Roxbury Park Community Center 471 S. Roxbury Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Monday, February 15th 5-7 pm
Torrance Cultural Arts Center (Garden Room A and B) 3330 Civic Center Drive Torrance, CA 90503
Tuesday, February 16th 3-5 pm
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library 318 S Ramona Ave. Monterey Park, CA 91754
Please contact me with any questions. Thank you very much for your assistance, and I look forward to hearing from you.
English for Heritage Language Speakers Program
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, DC 20016