Learn about our diverse student body and hear about the opportunities they have found through the TESOL program!
Hear Our Stories
Read in-depth stories from TESOL students, past and present, about their time at MIIS.
Fast Fact: Caroline walked more than 500 miles of the mystical Camino de Santiago.
"Our collective experiences of travel, language learning and teaching, and research make for a truly inspiring cohort of linguists!"
Fast Fact: Sarah has taught English to diverse populations including child refugees in New York, college bound teens in California, and continuing education adults in India.
“For me, teaching is really all about leading each individual student toward self-empowerment and self-discovery.”
Fast Fact: Sky has swam with whale sharks in Mexico (and even has a whale shark tattoo on his foot!)
"Being in the TESOL program is like being part of the all-star team of language learning and teaching."
Fast Fact: Heidi and three of her colleagues were published in the CATESOL 2011 journal.
"I was really drawn to the rare opportunity of living in such a small and diverse linguistic and cultural community."
Fast Fact: Yinghua taught Mandarin Chinese by day and English by night over the summer of 2012.
“My professors are the best!!! Supportive and dedicated.”
Fast Fact: Lindsey fulfilled a lifelong dream of winning a Fulbright scholarship to Brazil.
"As a student, I have taught two, one-month long English classes for Japanese exchange students from Osaka University and worked as a proctor for the TOEFL test."
Undergrad: University of Oregon
Fast Fact: I am a die-hard sports fan of most San Francisco Bay Area teams, and I'm currently the president and manager of the MIIS co-ed softball team (Go MIISfits!).
Undergrad: University of Evansville
Fast Fact: I am also a singer/actor, and I will be playing Leo Bloom in The Producers in the fall with The Western Stage.