Strengthening national security through critical language and culture expertise
The Language Flagship leads the nation in designing, supporting, and implementing a new paradigm for advanced language education. Through an innovative partnership among the federal government, education, and business, The Language Flagship seeks to graduate students who will take their place among the next generation of global professionals, commanding a superior level of fluency in one of many languages critical to U.S. competitiveness and security.
The Language Flagship is a breakthrough in foreign language and culture instruction in the United States designed to help individuals achieve superior-level proficiency in critical languages including Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. The Language Flagship also supports new concepts in language instruction, including partnerships with innovative universities and school systems developing K-16 “pipeline” programs in Chinese and Arabic.
The Language Flagship awards grants to U.S. universities recognized as leaders in the field of language education.
I study Russian at the Portland State University Russian Flagship Program. I am pursuing dual degrees in Russian and Architecture and plan to use my professional-level fluency to work as an architect for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collaborating on projects with Russian speaking nations.
For more information on The Language Flagship or to apply to a Flagship Center please visit The Language Flagship site