Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 8, 2010


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address the 2010 Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) on Thursday, December 9th at 3:00 p.m. in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the Department of State. The FLTA Program brings young English teachers to the United States to serve as native language teaching resources in American classrooms, and is a key element in the U.S. government's effort to strengthen both English language teaching abroad and foreign language instruction at U.S. colleges and universities.

This academic year, 418 Fulbright FLTA participants from 49 countries are teaching a total of 31 languages on U.S. campuses in 48 states and the District of Columbia.

For more information on the full schedule of the conference and the Fulbright Program, click here.

Secretary Clinton will recognize the contributions that Fulbright FLTA participants make on U.S. university campuses by teaching critical need foreign languages. Secretary Clinton will also encourage program participants to capitalize on their time and opportunity to study in the U.S., and share their experience with their communities when they return home. Assistant Secretary of Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock will deliver introductory remarks for Secretary Clinton.

This event will be open to credentialed members of the media.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:15 p.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 2:45 p.m. in the 23rd Street Lobby.

PRESS CONTACTS:
Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492

Department of State
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
John Fleming
(202) 632-6454
FlemingJT2@state.gov



PRN: 2010/1774