Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Julie Krolack

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Julie
Last Name
Krolak
Julie Krolack
Job Title
ESL Instructor
Location
Kinnoull House
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA, 93940
Phone
831.647.6402

Julie Krolak holds a M.A. in TESOL from the Institute. Before coming to the Institute, she taught in China, South Korea, and at various universities and language schools in the U.S. She also started and managed her own language schools in the People's Republic of China. Her educational focuses are in the fields of language assessment, pragmatics, and the teaching of reading and vocabulary. When she is not in the classroom, she spends her time doing yoga, hiking, reading, cooking, and traveling.

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MIIS Welcomes 9 New Faculty Members this Fall

 – Signalling continuous growth and expansion of academic programs, the Monterey Institute welcomed nine new faculty members this fall. The new faculty reflect the diverse campus, arriving from near and far and bringing a range of new experience and knowledge to share with students in different programs.

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Lisa Molle-Troyer

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Lisa
Last Name
Molle-Troyer
Lisa Molle-Troyer
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Location
IIRC
Language(s)
Français

I never tire of weaving words together to form a whole that is more than the sum of its parts; that constant challenge is what draws me to translation and interpreting.

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Conference interpreting, computer-assisted translation, French-English translation specializing in information technology, perfume, and cosmetics.

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Education

MA, French Translation and Interpreting, Monterey Institute of International Studies
BA, Linguistics, Pomona College

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Abdelkader Berrahmoun

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Abdelkader
Last Name
Berrahmoun
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Job Title
Assistant Professor, Summer Intensive Arabic Language Coordinator
Location
IIRC Building 2
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831-647-6500
Language(s)
العربية
Français

Abdelkader Berrahmoun hails from Oran, Algeria in North Africa. After completing a B.A. in Philosophy from Oran University in 1991, he left Algeria to pursue a master’s degree at Creteil University in Paris, France.

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Pedagogy of language acquisition, integration of technology and cultural studies into the language curriculum, conflict and peace in the MENA (Middle East-North Africa) region, the history of colonialism and its aftermath in North Africa, socio-political and economic roots of popular uprisings in the Arab world, and political Islam

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Thor Sawin

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Thor
Last Name
Sawin
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Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
400 Pacific D203
Phone
831-647-4110
Language(s)
Français
Deutsch
Русский

As a scholar, I am most passionate about the value of multilingualism, specifically equipping international organizations with policies to improve the language acquisition of their personnel, and which don't devalue local languages at the expense of English.

As an instructor, I am most passionate about equipping language professionals to understand the beauty and creativity of linguistic structure, and its relevance to language pedagogy.

Expertise

I am interested in the sociolinguistics of globalization - primarily the phenomenon of adult language learning and its attendant power and identity issues.   The uses and development of English repertoires in an increasingly mobile, multilingual and digital age fascinate me.   Within globalization, I am especially interested in helping international organizations better equip their employees to acquire the language skills necessary to carry out their goals.  This includes applying second language acquisition theory to language learning in field-based and non-classroom settings.   I have also researched language repertoires and translanguaging in digital social media.

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Recent Accomplishments

Defended doctoral dissertation "Second language learnerhood among cross-cultural workers" at the University of South Carolina.   June 2013.

Awarded the Michael Montgomery Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of South Carolina.  April 2013.

Invited to participate in academic spring school "Englishes in a Multilingual World" at the University of Freiburg in Germany, organized by the International Society of the Linguistics of English. April 2013.

Previous Work

Aug 2010- Jul 2013  Instructor, Linguistics Program, University of South Carolina, Columbia:  Taught Introduction to Linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate level, English Linguistics and Language and New Media

Aug 2011-Dec 2011 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Intercultural Studies, Columbia International University, Columbia: Taught Second Language Acquisition Theory in Pedagogy

Feb 2008- Jul 2009  Faculty, Department of Language Education, Handong Global University, Pohang, South Korea:  Taught academic English and German

Aug 2006- Jan 2008 Faculty, Department of Western Languages, Yanbian University of Science and Technology, Yanji, China:  Taught academic and conversational English, French grammar

Aug 2003- Aug 2006 Faculty, English Department, LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania: Taught linguistics and translation courses, four-skills English and German

Education

B.S. Geography/Linguistics, Michigan State University, 2000

M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Michigan State University 2003

M.A. Linguistics, Michigan State University, 2003

Ph.D. Linguistics, University of South Carolina, 2013

Bibliography

"The Habit of Meeting Together: Enacting Masculinity in a Men's Bible Study"  Crossroads of Language, Interaction and Culture.

"Second Language Learnerhood among Cross-cultural Workers." Doctoral dissertation: University of South Carolina.

I am also currently working on the following articles: "The Moral and Political Economy of Code Choice in Eastern Europe", "Trilinguals in the Indexical Field of Facebook", and am co-authoring a paper on "Attitudes about Aptitudes in the Development Community." 

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Netta Avineri

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Netta
Last Name
Avineri
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Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
McCone Building 227
Phone
831-647-6560
Language(s)
Español
Français
עברית

I am passionate about civic engagement, in which students connect course curriculum with purposeful reflection and meaningful work in broader communities. I seek to facilitate students’ discovery of ways to use their knowledge and expertise in order to positively affect populations around them. I believe that civic engagement provides a forum for all voices to be heard, and I am committed to creating rich environments where this polyphony can take shape.

Expertise

Applied Linguistics, Ethnography, Heritage & Endangered Languages, Institutional Discourse Analysis, Interviews, Language Socialization, Linguistic Anthropology, Narrative, Service-Learning, Sociology, Student & Teacher Identities, Teacher Education, Teaching Methodologies, Teaching Writing

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Jason Martel

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Jason
Last Name
Martel
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Assistant Professor, TESOL/TFL
Location
400 Pacific D205
Phone
831-647-3547
Language(s)
Français

I am passionate about working with new and veteran teachers to hone curricular and pedagogical practices that maximize growth in students’ language proficiency and critical thinking skills.

As a teacher, I most enjoy classroom discussions that take on a life of their own; that is, ones that unfold in an organic, conversational fashion. In my experience, it is during discussions like these that the greatest amount of new ground is broken. 

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Language teacher education, content and language integration, curriculum design, second language acquisition, language teacher identity, assessment

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Education

Ph.D., Second Languages and Cultures Education, University of Minnesota
M.A., French, Middlebury College
B.Mus., Viola Performance, Boston University

Bibliography

Martel, J. (2016). Three foreign language student teachers’ experiences with content-based Instruction: Exploring the identity/innovation interface. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. DOI: 10.1080/17501229.2016.1211134 

Martel, J. (2016). Tapping the National Standards for thought-provoking CBI in K–16 foreign language programs. In L. Cammarata (Ed.), Content-based foreign language teaching: Curriculum and pedagogy for developing advanced thinking and literacy skills (pp. 101–122). New York: Routledge.

Avineri, N., & Martel, J. (2015). The evolution of a practicum: Movement toward a capstone. CATESOL Journal, 27(2), 157–170. http://www.catesoljournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/CJ27.2_avineri.pdf

Martel, J. (2015). Learning to teach a foreign language: Identity negotiation and conceptualizations of pedagogical progress. Foreign Language Annals, 48(3), 394–412.

Martel, J., & Wang, F. (2015). Language teacher identity. In M. Bigelow & J. Ennser-Kananen (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of educational linguistics (pp. 289–300). New York: Routledge.

Martel, J. (2013). Saying our final goodbyes to the grammatical syllabus: A curricular imperative. French Review, 86(6), 1122–1133.

Martel, J. (2012). Looking across contexts in foreign language student teacher supervision: A self-study. The New Educator, 8(3), 243–257.

Martel, J. (2011, October). Exploring learner language. Language Magazine, 11(3), 37–39. http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=2971

For a complete list of scholarly contributions, click here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwHBZ60W84fWTDNjdUdZeGtpamM/view

Recent Accomplishments

Phase III Research Priorities Grant Recipient, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Dale L. Lange Fellowship, Second Languages and Cultures Education Program, University of Minnesota

Outstanding Graduate Supervisor Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota

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