Jennifer Hickey earned an MA in TESOL at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and has been teaching TESOL students—from beginners to advanced learners—at the Institute since 2010. She has also served as a writing tutor for graduate students in such fields as nuclear nonproliferation, public policy, and language education.
Before coming to Monterey, Jennifer completed her BA in Comparative Literature at the American University of Paris; that experience of cultural immersion informs her teaching today, allowing her to be compassionate and to support students as they establish the English language skills they need to achieve their goals. Having taught in IEP for three years, Jennifer has seen bonds forged and culture shared among students from many different places, ultimately underscoring her belief in language education as a way of discovering that we have more in common as human beings than we may think.
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MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Monterey Institute of International Studies
BA Comparative Literature, The American University of Paris
Courtney has a Master's degree in TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Spanish from Willamette University. She taught English as a foreign language (EFL) for four years in Vina del Mar, Chile and traveled all over South America. This past year she worked for the U.S. State Department as an English Language Fellow in Brasilia, Brazil, where she helped implement various English language projects throughout the region. In the summers of 2010 and 2011, Courtney worked as the Academic Coordinator for the Fulbright English for Graduate Studies program at MIIS, and she is excited to work with the Fulbright program again.
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Hannah Grant Boyajian has taught English at INTO Colorado State University, la Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile and the Universidad de Oviedo, España. In addition, she has also taught Spanish at the undergraduate level at Colorado State. Her professional interests include curriculum design, materials development, and exploring the issues of learning styles in the classroom. She holds an M.A. in TESOL from Colorado State University and a BA in Spanish and International Relations from SUNY New Paltz.
Amy has an MA in TESOL from American University and a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from New York University. She has taught ESL in secondary education, adult education, community colleges, and intensive English language programs. In 2007-2008, Amy worked as a U.S. State Department English Language Fellow in Cairo, Egypt helping to develop and run the English Language Resource Center at Al-Azhar University. Amy currently works as a rater for the TOEFL exam, teacher trainer, and ESL teacher in several intensive English language programs at MIIS.
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Amy is a native Californian. She has also lived in Texas, North Carolina, and Idaho. Amy has her bachelor’s degree in Spanish Studies from Santa Clara University in California. She has studied abroad at universities in Argentina and Mexico. Amy received her master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the Monterey Institute.
Before coming to Monterey, Amy taught English and Spanish to children and adults in California and Mexico. She also worked as a legal clerk and interpreter at immigration law firms. At MIIS, Amy served as the Chair of Teacher Training and Supervision for the BUILD Language Club. She has worked as a writing tutor for the Graduate Writing Center and the English Preparation for Graduate Studies Program. She recently taught research and presentation skills in the Kanda University Joint Exchange Program and is currently teaching in the Intensive English as a Second Language Program.
Heather is originally from Minnesota but has lived in California on and off for thirteen years. She traveled abroad as an undergrad one summer to several countries in Europe for Semester at Sea as well as studied for two semesters in New Zealand. She is an alumna of the Monterey Institute and received her Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), a certificate in Language Program Administration (LPA), and taught college-level English for two years in the Philippines for the Peace Corps Master's International (PCMI) program.
Heather currently works for MIIS as a Program Coordinator. She puts together programs for the Translation and Interpretation Short Programs and is a the Logistics Coordinator for the Intensive English Programs. This past year Heather has also taken on managing the logistics for a new Summer Intensive College English program and will be traveling to Rhode Island to help set up the program.
Heather looks forward to meeting all of the Fulbright scholars and thinks this summer is going to be full of fun experiences!