Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
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The Teaching Foreign Languages (TFL) specialization can be completed as a stand-alone certificate for professionals or concurrently with a Master's of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL).

Teaching Foreign Languages (TFL)


The Professional TFL Certificate

The stand-alone Teaching Foreign Languages (TFL) certificate consists of 17 graduate credits. As the coursework is quite rigorous, we often recommend that the certificate be completed over two semesters (fall and spring), although it is possible to earn the certificate in an intensive semester of study.

The stand-alone TFL Certificate consists of the following TFL courses:

  • Language Analysis, 3 credits

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The Language Program Administration (LPA) program can be completed as a stand-alone certificate or as a specialization in specific Master's degree programs.

Language Program Administration (LPA)

MIIS students enrolled in the MATESOL, MATFL, or IEM programs have the opportunity to specialize in Language Program Administration. Students in other programs with extensive language teaching experience or language education coursework may also be eligible. To work successfully as a language program administrator you will need professional skills such as developing budgets and monitoring expenses, training teachers and aides, and evaluating program effectiveness.

Middlebury-Monterey: MA in Chinese

MA in Teaching Chinese

TESOL student Tammy Wik teaches local high school students a new foreign language during International Education Day at the Institute. Photo by sarspri.

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The MA in Chinese with a focus on Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language is offered through Middlebury College. It includes one year of coursework in the MA Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program at Monterey.

Middlebury's MA in Teaching Chinese

Students may elect to participate in the "Monterey Option" for this degree and pursue one year of coursework in the Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program at Monterey.

New books: 

Bacevich, Andrew J. America's War for the Greater Middle East: a Military History
*DS63.2.U5B3214 2016

International Relations of the Middle East
*DS63.18.I574 2015

Mohamed, Eid. Arab Occidentalism: Images of America in the Middle East
*DS63.2.U5M58 2015

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