ITHACA, N.Y. -- Groton native Scott Card, a jazz major in the School of Music at Ithaca College, has been selected by the French government to serve as an assistant d'anglais for the 2014-15 academic year.

Each year, under the auspices of the Teaching Assistantship Program in France, the French government selects a number of graduating seniors and recent alumni from American colleges and universities to teach English language and American culture in French public schools.

The highly competitive selection process requires students to demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the French language, excellent communication skills and an ability to serve as an effective ambassador in promoting cross-cultural awareness and dialogue..