English for Heritage Language Speakers
In 2005, Congress tasked NSEP to develop a program that helps professional-level native speakers of Arabic, Chinese, and other critical languages reach a similar level of proficiency in English. The EHLS Program focuses on intense classroom instruction, interaction with government and private business experts, and development of projects that prepare them for positions in the Federal Government. This program is the first of its kind to help individuals develop such high-level English proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in preparation for public service. For more information on the EHLS program please visit the EHLS website.
I am a native speaker of Urdu born in Karachi, Pakistan, and a U.S. citizen since 2003. I hold a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of Karachi, and a graduate of the EHLS Georgetown University program.