Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Kathleen M. Bailey


Professor Bailey is currently serving as President and Chair of The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF). With her work for TIRF, Professor Bailey and the TIRF Board of Trustees are seeking to promote effective practices in the use of English in the emerging global knowledge economy of the 21st century.She has conducted teacher training activities, including leading workshops and teaching courses, in thirty different countries.

Professor Bailey served as a member of the worldwide USIA English Teaching Advisory Panel from 1992-95, and on the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Board of Directors from 1992-95 and again from 1997-2001. In 1998, she was President of the international TESOL organization. She was a member of the editorial board of TESOL Quarterly and currently serves on the editorial boards of (1) the Modern Language Journal; (2) the Asian Journal of English Language Teaching; (3) Language Teaching Research; and (4) the International Journal of Language Studies.

Professor Bailey has co-edited six books: Foreign Teaching Assistants in U.S. Universities; Second Language Acquisition Studies; New Ways in Teaching Speaking; Voices from the Language Classroom; Language Testing Research, and Research on English as a Second Language in US Community Colleges: People, Programs and Potential. Her articles have appeared in TESOL Quarterly, Language Testing, TESOL Newsletter, Language Learning, and various anthologies. She is the co-author of Focus on the Classroom: An Introduction to Classroom Research, and Pursuing Professional Development: The Self as Source and Exploring Second Language Classroom Research, as well as the author of Learning About Language Assessment: Dilemmas, Decisions and Directions and Language Teacher Supervision: A Case-based Approach. 

In 1985 and again in 2007, she was the recipient of the Allen Griffin Award for Outstanding Higher Education Teacher of the Monterey Peninsula. In 2007 she received the James E. Alatis Award for Service to the international TESOL association, and in 2011 she received the Heinle Lifetime Achievement Award.


Applied linguistics research, assessment, teacher education, language program administration, language teacher supervision


PhD, Applied Linguistics; MA, TESOL, University of California, Los Angeles

Course List

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EDUC8505 - Intro to Classroom Observation      

Develops skills in classroom observation and an understanding of observation as a fundamental professional development and research activity.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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EDUC8540 - Language Assessment      

Considers issues in language assessment including reliability, validity, test bias, and authenticity. Examines differences and similarities among placement, proficiency, achievement, aptitude, and performance testing. Explores alternative evaluation procedures. Prepares students to evaluate tests and to develop original language tests. Prerequisites: Language Analysis and Educational Research Methods.

Fall 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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EDUC8660 - Intro to Language Prog Admin      

Presents a practical overview of problems, situations and issues occurring in the management of language programs. Provides participants with an opportunity to shadow a language program administrator and later to complete an administrative internship.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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EDUC8661 - Language Teacher Supervision      

Provides language teachers with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the challenges of supervision. Examines current models of, and research on, language teacher supervision. Students practice observing teachers and conducting post-observation conferences, developing their ability to provide professional feedback, differentiate between evaluative and developmental supervision, and examine the variables related to working with teachers in a variety of specific contexts.

Fall 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2016 - MIIS

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EDUC8662 - Language Teacher Education      

Investigates issues related to teacher training, education and development. Examines various philosophies and models of pre-service and in-service programs for training language teachers, thus building professional skills for students to be competent and confident teacher educators. Participants examine their own language learning and teaching histories to determine the influence of those histories on their future roles as teacher educators. Each participant also designs an original teacher training program.

Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS

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LING8640 - Applied Linguistics Research      

Requires original research to be conducted by the student on issues such as language attitudes, cultural variables, language learning, or other topics from sociolinguistics and second language acquisition. Introduces a range of research methods, including exposure to various data collection and analysis procedures in both the qualitative and quantitative research traditions.

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

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