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Office Location
McCone Building

Email Address
mjacobs@miis.edu

Phone Number
831.647.7105

Michael Jacobs

Adjunct Faculty


As an adjunct prodessor at MIIS,  I have taught Standard American English (Accent Reduction) and Public Speaking for interpreters since 1996. A professional actor for over thirty years with a Master's degree in Performance with emphasis on voice and diction, I also teach theatre for Monterey Peninsula College and am Actor-In-Residence for the Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel. I have authored Speak Like an American, a program for rapid learning and comprehension of the Standard American English dialect and use it in my classes.

Expertise

Dialects, voice, and diction

Education

MA, Performance, California State University, San Jose; BA, Theater Arts, Whitman College

Courses

Courses offered in the past four years.
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TIAG 8501 - Public Speaking      

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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TIAG 8592 - Standrd Amer Eng(Accent Reduc)      

This course is designed to give the student a program of rapid learning and understanding of the Standard American English dialect. Homework consists of practicing the vocal exercises and the weeks’ text work. Students will be required to speak in class each week portions of the text and asked to practice all of the text on their own.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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