On October 16, Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce paid a visit to one of the two Embassy-funded Go American English! classrooms in Madrid. This program offers 22 students aged 14 to 16 the opportunity to increase their English language skills while gaining an appreciation for U.S. culture. Assistant Secretary Royce met with teachers – one of whom is a Fulbright grantee – as well as the students. After delivering short remarks thanking the Embassy’s co-sponsor, the Foundation for international Studies-FIS, she congratulated the students, their parents and the teachers for their commitment and hard work. Assistant Secretary Royce also took part in a classroom activity called, “What’s a Voice Assistant?,” in which she and the students explored new technology such as voice recognition, natural language processing and speech synthesis.
Assistant Secretary Royce is currently visiting Spain for the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-Spain Fulbright Program.