For 25 years students at the Monterey Institute of International Studies have joined together in groups to prepare and offer food representing their cultural heritage at the International Bazaar. Traditionally held in April, this cherished event always draws a large crowd, and this year was no exception, as over 300 Monterey Institute faculty, staff, students, friends and family members gathered for an event that truly showcases and celebrates the diverse cultures of MIIS.
MacKenzie Hizon has been working in the international education field for more than 10 years. She holds an undergraduate degree in Business Marketing and a Masters in TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has held positions in both public and private educational institutions and has experience in program development, marketing, and the recruitment of international students from various regions around the world.
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program at the Monterey Institute is known for producing leaders in language learning across the globe.
"MIIS really does produce experts in this sort of thing," said Matt Robinson (MATESOL '08). "It’s rewarding to recognize how much you really do know about this sort of thing when you are out there."
“Celebrating Foreign Language Education: A Monterey Bay Symposium” was organized by students from the Teaching a Foreign Language (TFL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) degree programs at the Monterey Institute, with the help of faculty and staff.
TESOL(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) 석사 과정과 TFL(Teaching a Foreign Language) 석사 과정을 통해 영어 또는 한국어, 중국어, 프랑스어 등을 가르칠 수 있도록 준비할 수 있습니다. 언어 교육학을 이전에 이수 하였거나 언어 교육 경험이 있는 분들은 1년 과정으로 편입도 가능합니다. 본교의 많은 졸업생들은 미국, 아시아, 중동, 남미 곳곳에서 유치원부터 고등학교, 대학, 그리고 커뮤니티칼리지(지역 전문대학)에서 현재 언어 교사로 일하고 있습니다. 또한 많은 졸업생들은 평화 봉사단 (Peace Corps)이나 미국 국무부의 영어 언어 펠로우 프로그램 (English Language Fellow Program)에 참여하고 있습니다.
Showing once again the relevance of the degree programs offered at the Monterey Institute, employers flocked in unprecedented numbers to the annual MIIS Career Fair, held on Friday, February 24 at the Monterey Conference Center. A record 109 employers participated in the Career Fair this year, representing large corporations such as Apple, eBay and HSBC as well as government agencies and local and international non-profit organizations.
Continuing to meet the global demand for multilingual, culturally adept professionals, the Monterey Institute of International Studies today announced the launch of its twelfth graduate degree program, the Master of Arts in International Education Management (MAIEM) program.
Many students at the Monterey Institute find that their time here has a lasting effect far beyond the education they receive. Many make friends for life and some find their life partners at MIIS. We celebrate those special connections and the stories that follow as so-called “MIIS Matches.”
The student-driven event “Celebrating Foreign Language Education: A Monterey Bay Symposium” will take place on Saturday March 10, 2012, at the Monterey Institute campus. This symposium will bring together local teachers, students, administrators and other professionals from the Monterey Bay area to discuss current trends and issues in the field of foreign language education.
Jaala Thibault (MATESOL ´07) was one of only two U.S.-sponsored English Language Fellows (ELF) in Afghanistan in 2010; the other was fellow MIIS alumna Tara Bates (MATESOL ´07). Being selected into the U.S. State Department English Language Fellows program is “one of the most prestigious positions a recent MA graduate in TESOL or TFL can receive,” according to MIIS TESOL professor Kathleen Bailey.