Hello. I’m Tara Sonenshine, Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, here at the U.S. Department of State. Welcome to the new American English website. We are proud to launch this cutting edge resource for teachers and learners of English around the world. Anyone can use our materials — they’re free. On the new American English site, you will find high quality materials to download and virtual training tools to keep up with what’s new for teachers and students. The powerful search feature lets you find articles and resources to fit your lesson plans, and when you’re done you can easily share your list by email. We are also launching Trace Effects, an innovative, new 3-D videogame. The game is a great classroom edition for teachers and for students looking for extra practice. These are just a few of the great, new online resources that we are excited to be able to share with you. We encourage you to take time to check out our new website, americanenglish.state.gov, and share it with your friends and colleagues.