Fulbright educators to present 'My Hometown' lectures at SU - Monday, October 12, 2009
scholars and teaching assistants from Taiwan, Tanzania, and Senegal will
discuss their homelands during Southern University's annual "My Hometown"
The three-part series is sponsored by Southern's Foreign Language Department
and will be held over several weeks in October and November. All presentations
will be held in room 323 of T.T. Allain Hall.
The lecture series will begin with Taiwan, the "hometown" of Phillip Elliott, a
professor of Spanish and Chinese. Elliott was awarded a one-year Fulbright
Award in Taiwan for the academic year 2008-2009. His presentation will be held
at noon, Thursday, October 15.
The second presentation will feature Tanzania, the "hometown" of Charange
Mandari, a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant. Mandari's presentation
will be at noon, Thursday, October 29.
The third event will focus on Senegal, the "hometown" of Marie Pauline Correa,
a Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant. Correa's presentation will be held at
noon, Thursday, November 12.
The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program
sponsored by the U.S. government, and is designed to increase mutual
understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries.
The Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) enables educators to
refine their teaching skills, and extend their knowledge of cultures and
customs of the United States. FLTA teach language courses, and supervise
language labs, and lead language table discussions.
"The lecture series gives the opportunity for recipients of this prestigious
Fulbright award to share with the university students and faculty much insight
into the culture and customs of their 'hometowns,'"said Linda Lassiter, chair of foreign languages, and supervisor of FLTA.
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lassiter at 225.771.3030.