Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Donna Hertz

First Name
Donna
Last Name
Hertz
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Job Title
Summer Intensive French Language Coordinator
Language(s)
Français

Donna Hertz tried to retire from teaching, but after a post-retirement year in Aix-en-Provence, knew that she wasn’t done with her dual mission to teach French and foster in her students, a deeper understanding of the complex multi-cultural world in which we live.  The position as French Instructor and Coordinator for SILP was the right venue for this passion.

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Wei Liu

First Name
Wei
Last Name
Liu
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Job Title
Summer Intensive Chinese Language Coordinator
Language(s)
中文

Wei Liu is currently a preceptor at Harvard University, where she teaches advanced business Chinese. Since 2005, she has also taught Chinese at Brown, Wesleyan, and Duke.

A native of the People’s Republic of China, she got her Ph.D. in Political Science in Education at China Capital Normal University in Beijing. Her dissertation topic, The Confucius Institute’s Cultural Soft Power Role, reflects her background in Chinese politics and culture. She went on to develop and teach a course on the Transformation of Beijing at Middlebury College in 2010.

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Abdelkader Berrahmoun

First Name
Abdelkader
Last Name
Berrahmoun
abdelkader-berrahmoun
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.

Expertise

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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ARLA 8210 - Intro to Intermediate Arabic I      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8214 - Arabic Speaking Countries I      

This course will be a study of the basic information related to the Arab world and Middle East. The course focuses on enhancing abilities to communicate personal meaning effectively and satisfy personal needs and social demands to survive in an Arabic-speaking environment. Students acquire the ability to describe fluently themselves, their homes, towns, countries, provide and request basic information, and talk about their daily activities, jobs, education, interests and personal preferences, as well as physical and social needs, such as food, shopping, travel and lodging.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8228 - SurvivlLangSklsArabicCountries      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8234 - Arabic Speaking Countries II      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8242 - ArabicSpeakingCountriesInDepth      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8251 - Religion/EthnicGroups-ArabWrld      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8252 - Arabic Media      

Arabic Media is a course that is designed for students at the intermediate level. It introduces the language of print, internet, TV news media to students of Arabic and provides them with the basic skills and vocabulary required for understanding the language of newspapers, magazines, television, and internet news. It will cover a wide range of topics such as business, politics, current events, society, culture, and environment.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8290 - Topics in Arab Culture      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8353 - Changes in the MENA Region      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8394 - TopicsInSecurity&IntlRelations      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8280 - Maghrebis,ID&IntegratnInFrance      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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María Jesús Iglesias-Barca

First Name
María Jesús
Last Name
Iglesias-Barca
Maria Iglesias2
Job Title
Lecturer
Location
McCone Building 125
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.3562
Language(s)
Español

Pursuing my passion for languages and foreign cultures, I studied English Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (Northwestern Spain) from which I received a “Licenciatura” (five-year degree) in 1991. I then decided to move to Oxford, U.K. in order to experience the British language and culture first hand; I worked as a translator for i-Tech Translations and tutored Spanish for University of Oxford’s St. Anne’s College.

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Theoretical linguistics, English and Spanish grammar and composition, curriculum design, Integrating content and language in the L2 curriculum, Culture and Society in the Hispanic World.

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SPLA 8291 - EvolvngSoc-HispanicCountries      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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SPLA 8292 - Topics in the HispanicWorld II      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8310 - Hispanic Language & Culture I      

Covers Spanish grammatical structures and idioms, combining oral practice and a systematic study of vocabulary. Expression of ideas on discussion topics related to contemporary trends, current events and everyday life.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8320 - Contemp Language & Culture II      

Continuation of Language and Culture I, review of structures, idiomatic expressions, and features of Hispanic cultures of several regions and countries. Written exercises, frequent oral reports, discussions of current issues from authentic sources.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8373 - Env&SustDvlp-SpanishSpkngWorld      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8384 - Culture & Conflict in Latin Am      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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Education

MA, Theoretical Linguistics, Reading University, Reading, United Kingdom.

BA, English Philology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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Pablo Oliva

First Name
Pablo
Last Name
Oliva
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Job Title
Assistant Professor, Summer Intensive Spanish Language Coordinator
Location
IIRC Building
Phone
831.647.4173
Language(s)
Español

I have a passion for languages and developing instructional materials to enhance students’ language abilities in different contexts.

Expertise

Second language acquisition, Content and language integration, curriculum design, autonomy and motivation in L2 learning, Latin American culture and society 

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Courses offered in the past four years.
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SPLA 8291 - EvolvngSoc-HispanicCountries      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8320 - Contemp Language & Culture II      

Continuation of Language and Culture I, review of structures, idiomatic expressions, and features of Hispanic cultures of several regions and countries. Written exercises, frequent oral reports, discussions of current issues from authentic sources.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8353 - Advanced Conversation/Politics      

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8384 - Culture & Conflict in Latin Am      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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SPLA 8386 - Spanish for Interns      

Este curso ha sido pensado para estudiantes que deseen trabajar en un país de habla hispana y se concentren en el mejoramiento de destrezas lingüísticas. Para acceder al mismo es conveniente asistir a la sesión programada el día 15 de diciembre del 2010 de 10 a 4 de la tarde en Casa Fuente 434.

Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8486 - Spanish for Interns      

Este curso ha sido pensado para estudiantes que deseen trabajar en un país de habla hispana y se concentren en el mejoramiento de destrezas lingüísticas. Para acceder al mismo es conveniente asistir a la sesión programada el día 15 de diciembre del 2010 de 10 a 4 de la tarde en Casa Fuente 434.

Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8490 - Spanish Pedagogical Grammar      

The objective of the course is to learn to apply advanced principles of grammar in order to attain power and sophistication when constructing sentences, as well as to demonstrate comprehension of syntax in controlling and bettering writing skills in Spanish. The course will also empower students to present and explain grammatical points to prospective students at different levels of competence. Research work will be based on experts in the field will also be commented on and discussed.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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Education

Ph.D., candidate at the University of Granada, Spain.

DEA (Diploma Estudios Avanzados) University of Nebrija, Spain

M.A., Educational Leadership, East Carolina University

BA. Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado: University of Entre Rios, Argentina

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