Language Learning Essays

“Where do you hope your second language skills will take you, and how do you plan on getting there?”

Click through to read any of the current or past essay's answering this important question. There is also audio of the author reading their essay for some essays.


Fall 2017


First Prize Blue Ribbon

What is Necessary to Succeed

Ashley Allen
Participant, Fall 2017 Essay Contest

Second Prize Red Ribbon

Languages of an Hmong American

Jamie Xiong
Participant, Fall 2017 Essay Contest

My Language Skills in Moldova

Yana Kroytor
Participant, Fall 2017 Essay Contest

 

Why do I study English and where will English bring me?

Ingrid Kubisa
Participant, Fall 2017 Essay Contest

Fall Essay Contest

Tyra Banks
Participant, Fall 2017 Essay Contest

 

Spring 2017


First Prize Blue RibbonDiary of a 老外

Eli Sciammas
First Prize, Spring 2017 Essay Contest

Second Prize Red Ribbon

My Second Language

Amelia Espinosa
Second Prize, Spring 2017 Essay Contest

Third Prize Yellow Ribbon

451 Quai Henri IV

Owen VanderBilt
Third Prize, Spring 2017 Essay Contest

Geology and Japanese as a Second Language

Brittney Johnson
Participant, Spring 2017 Essay Contest

Where I Hope My Second Language Skills Will Take Me, and How I Plan on Getting There

Matt Lutze
Participant, Spring 2017 Essay Contest