The Global Language Network



Hailey Aardema

655 15th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
United States


  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Burmese
  • Dari
  • Filipino
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Hmong
  • Indonesian
  • Javanese
  • Kazakh
  • Khmer
  • Lao
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Sanskrit
  • Sinhala
  • Tajik
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Tibetan
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Uyghur
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Other


Our organization currently offers virtual language and culture classes in over 50 languages per year, including less commonly taught languages, such as Indonesian, Marathi, Greek, Thai, and more! We also offer volunteer teaching fellowships and opportunities for young professionals to serve as interns, leadership fellows, and teaching assistants.

We are currently looking for Fall 2021 teachers who are willing to share their native culture and language with eager students. Additionally, we are looking for Leadership Fellows and Interns who will gain valuable experience in helping run the day-to-day activities of a small nonprofit.


Serving as a GLN Teacher is an excellent opportunity to teach your language and culture, develop professional skills and experience, and make a positive impact in our multilingual community. Here are the main benefits of teaching with GLN:

> A forum to teach your language and share your culture with the DC community

> Excellent professional development opportunities such as GLN teacher and leadership training and GLN-sponsored opportunities for external training and certification

> Relevant and transferable professional experience and skills:
– Teaching experience
– Leadership experience
– Management skills
– Interpersonal skills
– Public speaking/presentation skills

> Flexible schedule: we schedule your class time according to your availability (Classes take place on evenings and weekends)

> Networking opportunities within our vast community of learners, partners, supporters and fellow teachers and other volunteers

> PRIORITY REGISTRATION and fee waiver for GLN language classes (for current teachers only)

* Note: This is an unpaid, volunteer fellowship.


To become a teacher with the GLN, we ask that you please send your resume to us at and fill out our volunteer application form, which you can find here:

From there, we will contact you regarding attending a teacher training session with us.