A little background…
Last year, McGraw Hill created a video series with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri on the life-changing benefits of learning a new language.
In these short video segments, Lahiri talks about her experience of learning Italian as an adult and the valuable life lessons that learned, such as how to survive embarrassing mistakes and how to put ourselves in other people’s shoes. You can read about how learning Italian helped her find a new voice in this recent New York Times article.
Now we’d love to hear from you!
Record a short video of yourself sharing your answer to the question, “How has learning another language made your life better?” Your video can be funny, sweet, profound, heartwarming, silly, or dramatic. Whatever you want. You do you!
It is fundamental to engage with what is outside of us and what is beyond us.
— Jhumpa Lahiri
Whatever your approach, give viewers a glimpse into your experience that demonstrates a big or small transformation—something you realized or learned that changed you forever.
The contest will be open from April 21 – June 1 and we will award a first, second, and third prize of $500, $250, and $150!
To get your ideas flowing, watch the Jhumpa Lahiri video series!
Steps to Enter:
In order to be considered, your video needs to be:
Content Quality (40%)
Here are a few samples from people who have had great language experiences. We look forward to hearing your story!
Questions? Email us at worl[email protected].