Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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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Fredric Ye Tian

First Name
Fredric Ye
Last Name
Tian
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Job Title
Summer Intensive Chinese Language Coordinator
Language(s)
中文

Ye Tian received his Bachelor’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language and Master’s degree in Chinese Philology from Beijing Language and Culture University. As a Ph.D. candidate majoring in education at the University of California, Riverside, he conducts interdisciplinary research on Chinese language education and Chinese culture study from the perspective of sociology.

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Abdelkader Berrahmoun

First Name
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.

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 8100 - Elementary Arabic I      

Summer 2015 Language Programs

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ARLA 8101 - Elementary Arabic I      

Summer 2015 Language Programs

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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      

MAGHREBIS, ID AND INTEGRATION IN FRANCE

Please note : this class is 6 hours of instruction per week for 4 credits

In this course we will examine the status of and issues pertaining to first and second-generation Maghrebis living in France. Among the themes covered are:

- Inter-relations between French-born Maghrebis and the broader French society (including other immigrant groups living in France)

- Issues of identity and cultural preservation among Maghrebi immigrants

- Maghrebis in the French job market: issues of opportunity, unemployment and workplace discrimination

- The role of arts and popular culture in preserving and reshaping Maghrebi identity in France

- Maghrebi views and voices on issues of religion and secularism in France

- Additional topics related to Maghrebis in France: educational opportunity, changes to family structure and gender roles, youth culture, political protest, linguistic assimilation

Students in FRLA 8280 will gain proficiency in all target language skill areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening, and comprehension. Course materials are created by the professor. There is no assigned text for this course.

Required language proficiency : ACTFL proficiency guidelines : « Intermediate Mid » + placement by professor + conversation with professor + strong motivation and discipline

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 8216 - Latin America & Its People      

This course will facilitate interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational skills development in Spanish at the intermediate level. Students will work on projects and materials related to the past and present of Latin America, beyond geopolitical borders.

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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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

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SPLA 8373 - Env&SustDvlp-SpanishSpkngWorld      

Class discussions and activities emphasize active use of the language in different contexts including professional discussions, interviews, cultural exchanges, debates on current topics, etc. The course has two distinct goals: (1) to expand the vocabulary related to environmental issues, as well as the ability to read, analyze and discuss articles on said topic; and (2) to present an overview of environmental issues and questions in the Hispanic countries today. Students will engage in vocabulary-expanding exercises, review of advanced grammar rules as needed, individual and group presentations, writing and speaking assignments related to the most current environmental issues today.

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

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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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