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Student Mary Kirchdorfer Receives Fulbright US English Language Teaching Assistantship

April 13, 2018

Mary Kirchdorfer (MA,  musicology, advisee of Kelley Harness) has received a Fulbright US English language teaching assistantship to teach English in Austria (Salzburg) for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Each year, more than 140 college graduates from the United States teach in Austria under the auspices of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education (BMBForeign Language Teaching Assistantship Program.  The purpose of this program, which draws assistants not only from the English-speaking world but also from France, Italy, Russia, and Spain, is to bring talented and enthusiastic young people from abroad into the classrooms of secondary schools in communities large and small all over Austria. Ultimately, it is the job of these native speakers as teaching assistants to make learning a foreign language a lively cross-cultural encounter for their students.