Myra Goodman, co-founder with her husband Drew of Carmel Valley’s Earthbound Farm, one of the world’s leading organic growers, will be the featured speaker at the Monterey Institute’s spring 2012 commencement ceremony. The ceremony—scheduled for Saturday, May 19 on the front lawn of historic Colton Hall in downtown Monterey—will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the traditional processional, featuring flag-bearers marching down Pacific Street carrying the flags of each of the 33 countries represented in the graduating class of 309 students.
The recipient of the seventh annual Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award is Professor Peter Shaw, a longtime faculty member in the Institute’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. In the May 10 announcement, Provost Amy Sands noted Professor Shaw’s record of excellence in teaching and his ongoing, inspiring commitment to providing Monterey Institute students the highest quality education possible.
Six students from the Monterey Institute will receive U.S. Fulbright scholarship awards for the 2012-2013 academic year, the most in the Institute’s 57-year history. This surpasses last year's record of five, which had MIIS students landing more U.S. Fulbrights on a per capita basis than every top-ten school in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report college rankings, with a higher applicant success rate than all but one of these leading schools. A seventh Fulbright applicant from the Monterey Institute is an alternate and may still be selected.
We all learn at least one language as children. But what does it take to learn six languages, or twenty, or seventy?
The Monterey Institute, one of the world’s leading centers for language training and teaching, will play host to a leading authority on language learning when Michael Erard, author of “Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners,” delivers a free public lecture in the Irvine Auditorium from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. on May 2.
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.