Emily McNamee, a German Secondary Education Major with a minor in Linguistics, has been selected for a highly competitive one year position as an English Teaching Assistant in Innsbruck, Austria, through Fulbright Austria.
Ms. McNamee looks forward both to implementing her language teaching strategies acquired as an undergraduate at Boise State as well as sharing the unique culture of Idaho with her future students and to expanding her current competencies in German by learning more of the particular aspects of Austrian German. She is the seventh winner of this unique program from Boise State since 2005.
About the program:
Since 1962, the US English Language Teaching Assistantship Program in Austria has provided US College and university graduates with opportunities to work at secondary schools throughout Austria as teaching assistants. US teaching assistants not only enhance the instruction of English as native speakers; they also are important resources for first-hand information about the United States and the “American way of life.” The Austrian Federal Ministry of Education finances this program, which is administered by Fulbright Austria (the Austrian-American Educational Commission).
More information about the program is on the program’s website http://www.usta-austria.at/