Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Lisa Leopold

Associate Professor

Lisa Leopold has taught at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Illinois Central College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Joliet Junior College, and at El Centro de la Niña Trabajadora in Quito, Ecuador.  Her teaching experience includes instructing university undergraduate and graduate students, community college students, refugees, and children.  She has also researched and produced a proposal for an intensive English as a Second Language curriculum for a community college.


English for academic purposes


MA, TESOL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BA, Spanish and Psychology, St. Olaf College

Course List

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EAPP8380 - Business Correspondence      

The aim of this course is to help you become a more seasoned writer, thinker, and communicator in the business world. In this course, you will analyze the rhetorical conventions of business discourse, learn strategies for tailoring your message to your audience, and revise your work in order to produce finely-tuned business documents such as letters, reports, and e-mail correspondence.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS

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EAPP8394 - Editing Writing      

Editing Writing is a course in structural, stylistic, and copy-editing which will help you develop the necessary tools to revise and edit your own writing. We will use short papers from this class and longer papers from your other classes to sharpen your editing skills.

Fall 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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EAPP8475 - Professional Presentatn Skills      

This course is designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to deliver professional and articulate speeches in English. You will deliver informative, persuasive, panel, training, and commemorative presentations to prepare you for the wide range of speech styles you may encounter in your professions. Consistent practice, analysis of award-winning speeches, and detailed feedback on your performance will provide you with ample opportunity to improve your public speaking skills.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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