Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Gabriel Guillén

First Name
Gabriel
Last Name
Guillén
Gabriel Guillén
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
400 Pacific D207
Phone
(831)-647-3085
Language(s)
Español
Français

Gabriel is a seasoned practitioner and researcher in the field of language learning and technology. He created the first community of blogs dedicated to the interchange of languages, back in 2007, and recently founded Team Tandem, connecting Spanish and English learners in the county of Monterey (Soledad and Salinas). His own doctoral dissertation centered on online intercultural exchanges and the use of language learning social networks in the context of hybrid language education.

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Gabriel is passionate about genuine social impact, language learning in the community, linguistics, social media, viral communication, international cinema, meaningful photography, and traveling with a purpose. As a practitioner, he is relentlessly willing to improve and develop spaces and resources for online and face-to-face second language learning, such as Onda Global and Recicle. For more information, please see his personal blog. 

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Recent Accomplishments

Excellence in Teaching Year Award from the UC Davis Department of Spanish & Portuguese. 2013-2014.

Coauthor of iCultura: Multimedia textbook for the intermediate level in Spanish. 2012-2014.

Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (MAEC) & Asociación Española de Cooperación Internacional y Desarrollo (AECID) Lectureship at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX). 2008-2010.

Previous Work

Associate Instructor (University of California, Davis): 2010-2014.

Visiting Lecturer (Southern Methodist University): 2008–2010.

Coordinator for Student Affairs & Integration (Middlebury College in Spain): 2005–2008.

Online Project Manager (Cepal Formación, Spain): 2002–2004.

Journalist (Madrid, Spain): 1997-2007.

Education

Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics. Designated Emphasis on Second Language Acquisition. (University of California, Davis). 2010-2014.

M.A. in Applied Linguistics for the Teaching of Spanish (University of Antonio de Nebrija, Spain). 2005-2008.

B.A. in Humanities (University of Carlos III, Spain). 1997-2001.

Bibliography

Guillén, G., T. Sawin & Springer, S. (2018). The Lingo of Language Learning Startups: Congruency between Claims, Affordances, and SLA Theory. In S. Link & J. Li (Eds.) Assessment Across Online Language Education. CALICO BOOK Series. 

Guillén, G. & Blake R. (2017). Can you repeat, please? L2 complexity, awareness, and fluency development in the hybrid “classroom”. In: Sanz-Sánchez, I, Rivera-Mills, S V and Morin, R. (eds.) Online Language Teaching Research: Pedagogical, Academic and Institutional Issues. Pp. 55–77. TBC: Trysting Tree Books. 

Guillén, G. (2017). La represión del deseo en el cine cubano: los antihéroes sexuales de Memorias del subdesarrollo, Cecilia y Fresa y Chocolate. Ética & Cine Journal. Forthcoming 

Guillén, G. (2016). Intercultural Exchanges Assessment: Heating the Warm Little Pond. In J.  Dai (Ed.), Innovative Pedagogy and Ecological Perspective (161-173). Taipei: Sharing Publisher.

Guillén, G. (2015). Awareness and Corrective Feedback in Social CALL, Tandems, and E-Tandems. IALLT Journal of Language Learning Technologies, 44(2) 1-42. 

Guillén, G. (2015). Review of Language MOOCS: Providing Learning, Transcending Boundaries. Language Learning & Technology 19(3) 61-64.

Blake, R., G. Guillén & Bradley, T. (2014). iCultura: Multimedia Textbook for the Intermediate Level in Spanish. Davis, CA: University of California, Davis. 

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Mahmoud I. Abdalla

First Name
Mahmoud
Last Name
Abdalla
Mahmoud Abdalla 2017
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
IIRC Building 7
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.4607
Language(s)
svenska

Mahmoud Abdalla earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in applied linguistics at Essex University and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He has taught and lectured extensively on linguistics, Arabic language, and Arab culture and media in several universities and academic institutions in Egypt, Europe, and the United States. He was previously the academic director of the Arabic Language Flagship Program and the coordinator of the Arabic Program in the Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University.

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Arabic language, Arab culture and media, linguistics, second language acquisition, language culture and identity.

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Sabino Morera

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Sabino
Last Name
Morera
Sabino Morera
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
McGowan Building 200B
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.6662
Language(s)
Español

Professor Morera teaches courses such as Hispanic Language and Culture, Public Speaking and the Spanish-Speaking World in the 21st Century. His content-based courses focus on issues related to democracy, migration and human rights. In addition to teaching, he has extensive experience working as a free-lance translator and interpreter for the Costa Rican government, the U.S. Embassy and international organizations.

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Spanish-English translation, English and Spanish linguistics, Language and Translation Pedagogy

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Education

MA, Translation Spanish-English, MIIS

Certificate, Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, MIIS

BA, English, University of Costa Rica

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Pablo Oliva

First Name
Pablo
Last Name
Oliva
Pablo Olivia 2017
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
IIRC Building
Phone
831.647.4173
Language(s)
Español

I have a passion for languages and developing instructional materials to enhance students’ language abilities in different contexts.

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Second language acquisition, Content and language integration, curriculum design, autonomy and motivation in L2 learning, Latin American culture and society 

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Education

Ph.D., from the University of Granada, Spain.

DEA (Diploma Estudios Avanzados) University of Nebrija, Spain

M.A., Educational Leadership, East Carolina University

BA. Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado: University of Entre Rios, Argentina

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Naoko Matsuo

First Name
Naoko
Last Name
Matsuo
Naoko Matsuo 2017
Job Title
Assistant Professor/Language Studies Advisor
Location
McCone Building 222
Phone
831.647.3512
Language(s)
日本語

Professor Matsuo taught at Monterey Peninsula College, Robert Louis Stevenson School and Santa Catalina School.

Professor Matsuo taught English in Japan before coming to the U.S., and has been teaching at MIIS since 1992. She has also taught  at Monterey Peninsula College, Robert Louis Stevenson School and Santa Catalina School. She has published articles in Applied Language Learning, co-authored with Dr. Leo van Lier.

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Japanese language and culture, pedagogy, Japanese for business, current issues in Japanese media

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MA, TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA, Linguistics, Nara Women's University, Japan

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Jinhuei Enya Dai

First Name
Jin huei
Last Name
Dai
Jinhui Enya Dai
Job Title
Professor
Location
McCone Building 107
Phone
831.647.6570
Language(s)
中文

I joined the Institute after teaching at Middlebury College Chinese Summer Program and conducting research at the University of California, Berkeley. I am a believer of Docendo Discimus and 教學相長 (jiāoxué xiāng zhăng: to teach is to learn; teaching and learning promote and enhance each other), so during my teaching career I’ve never stopped re-investing myself as a life-long learner and as an innovator. Since 2001, I have attended academic and professional development programs, including the Teaching Chinese Program at Ohio State University, the German-U.S.

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Cognitive linguistics, Chinese cognitive linguistics, Chinese as a heritage language, Chinese and Taiwanese popular culture, linguistic anthropology, and interactive blogging

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Education

PhD, Cognitive Linguistics, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge; MA, Linguistics, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge; MA Program, Chinese Pedagogy at Middlebury College; BA, English Literature, Fu Jen Catholic University

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