Not surprisingly, one of the most popular student clubs on the Monterey Institute campus is a club dedicated to the love of languages. B.U.I.L.D., or Beyond yoUrself In Language Development, was founded by a group of students in 2009 with the idea of spreading that love of languages by offering free beginning-level classes in any language MIIS students wanted to teach. The program simultaneously offers the student instructors the opportunity to hone their teaching skills in an informal, low-pressure environment.
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.
Unser Lehrplan für Fremdsprachendidaktik vermittelt Fremdsprachenlehrer und -lehrerinnen die Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten, durch die sie in den USA und im Ausland den Fremdsprachenerwerb verbessern können. Unser Lehrkörper vermittelt Ihnen die Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten, mit denen Sie eine erfolgreiche Laufbahn in den Bereichen Sprachvermittlung und Fremdsprachenerwerb anstreben können.
Wofür steht TESOL?
TESOL bedeutet Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – Englisch als Fremdsprache. Unser Studiengang bereitet Studierende darauf vor, Nichtmuttersprachlern Kenntnisse im Englischen zu vermitteln. Englisch als Fremdsprache ist ein Bereich, der durch die weltweit wachsende Nachfrage für die englische Sprache zunehmend an Bedeutung gewinnt.
Summer has arrived at the Monterey Institute and with it an influx of new students immersing themselves in a second or third language. One hundred and thirty students from the U.S., Canada, Namibia and Ireland are enrolled in the eight-week long Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP). The average class size in the popular program is ten students and the courses involve cultural lessons and field trips as well as intensive language instruction.
Congratulations are in order for the 40-year old Intensive English as a Second Language Program at the Monterey Institute after it recently received formal accreditation through the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA). “It gives us an objective basis not just to believe, but to know that we have a top-notch program,” says assistant director Katie Dutcher. “Personally, it feels amazing to have played a part in taking this next step in the 40-year history of the program.”
“Forever” is the answer we receive when we ask how long professor Kathi Bailey has graced the Monterey Institute with her intelligence, warmth, and undying passion for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program.
Our faculty include world-renown literary translators such as John Balcom (陶忘机), translation and interpretation scholars and practitioners such as Zinan Ye (
Jenifer Carter’s parents, both returned Peace Corps Volunteers and educators, instilled a sense of curiosity about the world and other cultures in Jenifer (MATESOL ’97) and her four brothers. “They encouraged us to travel and see as much of the world as we could,” Jenifer says, adding that she was first really bitten by the travel bug when she participated in a high school exchange program in France.
The Monterey Institute community celebrates 2012 as a year of great achievements and is looking forward to a new year filled with possibilities and promise.
Picking the top five news stories of the year was especially difficult this time around, but we have chosen five important stories, listed by date: