Professor Kathi Bailey Honored with 2013 Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award

“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.

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Our faculty include world-renowned literary translators, T&I scholars, pedagogical leaders and conference interpreters who have many years of professional and academic experience and continue to be active in their respective fields.

Alumna Jenifer Carter: “Finding the World in Your Own Backyard”

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.

2012 in Review: A Year of Great Achievements, New Programs and Amazing Students

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:

February 24, 2012
Record Number of Employers Seeking to Hire MIIS Graduates at Annual Career Fair

Giving Back: MontereySTART Features Six Monterey Institute Student Projects

Six projects are currently featured on MontereySTART, a micro-philanthropy network created to help Monterey Institute students fund projects, new enterprises and immersive learning opportunities. 

The projects are as diverse as the Monterey Institute student body.  They range from individual student projects to larger group projects. Following is a short description of the projects highlighted this December:

Prepare for Adventure: MIIS Winter Term Offerings Announced

For many Monterey Institute students, the short winter term in January is a great opportunity to gain real-world experience and a deeper understanding of a particular subject, and/or to enhance their language skills. The courses and immersive learning opportunities offered for the 2013 winter (or “J-term”) are a wonderful reflection of the vibrant academic environment created by the unique Monterey Institute community.
 

Career Focus Day Helps Students Maximize Their Potential

Monterey Institute students flocked to a wide range of workshops and discussions offered across campus all day on Career Focus Day. They took advantage of opportunities to explore their strengths, learn about different career paths, improve presentation skills, get tips on alumni networking and starting they own business, learn about incorporating social media into job searches, and stretchwork in sessions throughout the day.

MIIS Alumnus Celebrates Ph.D. Supervised by… MIIS Alumnus

Dr. Akihiko Sasaki (MATESOL ’03) met Dr. Osamu Takeuchi (MATESOL ’92) in 1998 when he made his first presentation at the national conference of the Japanese Association for Language Education and Technology (LET).

MIIS Welcomes One of Its Largest Classes Ever, Launches Three New Degree Programs

The fall 2012 class at MIIS is one of the largest incoming classes in the 57-year history of the Institute, at 420 students. The group includes students hailing from 35 countries and speaking 28 languages.

Many MIIS Students Spent Summer in Monterey Learning New Languages

“We had an amazing summer,” says Alicia Brent, director of Intensive and Custom Language Programs at the Monterey Institute, of the annual Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP). She adds that both “students and faculty kept the bar very high this year, giving 150% of themselves, Olympic-style! They should be very proud of their accomplishments, as I certainly am!”