Stephanie Farrell, TESOL Alumna

Stephanie Farrell
Give us a little biographic information about yourself.

I'm half-American and half-Japanese. I grew up in Japan, and then moved to the US for college when I was 18. My degree was in French. Previous to MIIS, I worked at numerous language summer camps. I also held other types of jobs, such as a Starbucks barista for a year.

Middle East: Foreign Relations

In our print Reference Collection: 

An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs
DS63.1.A535 2010

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: the United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts
DS63.1.E453 2010

Historical Dictionary of United States-Middle East Relations
DS63.2.U5H3472 2007

Monterey Children Enjoy First-Ever Interactive International Storytelling Event

Posted April 9, 2009

Adama Abe: The Impact of Education in Cameroon

Adama becomes an English teacher and looks to incorporate technology and the internet into our classes to connect the classes with the English speaking world.  The administration of her school resists and Adama can see the difficulty with change first hand.


3° 52' 11.046" N, 11° 30' 9.6696" E

Jenny Rose Tobin: Social Networks in Education

Jenny Rose Tobin (TESOL '09) spent the summer working with beginning-level ESL high school students at an international boarding school, where she was a writing teacher and activities leader. Having used a  social networking tool (Ning) in a CALL course at MIIS, Jenny Rose became interested in exploring this platform for sharing her summer students' writing, as well as a way to host their photos online.


Watsonville, California Watsonville, CA
United States
36° 54' 59.5332" N, 121° 46' 17.8716" W

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