What advice would you have for a PCMI student in the first two semesters of course work at MIIS?

Start and maintain a Google site or other preferred internet method of organizing your course syllabi, major assignments with professors’ feedback, and class/reading notes. This organization will give you access to these items while in Peace Corps and help prepare you for the academic portfolio which you will complete upon returning from the PC. Make particular note of how what you are learning in your course work can be applied to teaching and teacher training in an EFL context. Talk with your professors about different ways they might be able to support you while you are in the field (e.g., you may ask Curriculum Design students to create a curriculum for a course you will teach based on a description of the setting and participants that you send to them from your site). 

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