Middlebury Institute alumnae Sarah DeMola and Emily Quade, both Fulbright scholars and graduates of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages degree program, recently teamed up in Taiwan to launch the Fulbright English Teaching Forum.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Undergrad: University of Evansville
Fast Fact: I am also a singer/actor, and I will be playing Leo Bloom in The Producers in the fall with The Western Stage.
Five recent graduates of the Middlebury Institute TESOL program found exciting job opportunities and adventures in Saudi Arabia, while enjoying the chance to experience life in a different culture together.
“Learning a language is one of the deepest forms of respect you can extend to another culture,” says Thor Sawin, member of the Middlebury Institute TESOL/TFL faculty.
Undergrad: University of Oregon
Fast Fact: I am a die-hard sports fan of most San Francisco Bay Area teams, and I'm currently the president and manager of the MIIS co-ed softball team (Go MIISfits!).
“Communicating culture is a large part of language teaching,” says Monterey Institute alumna Lama Nassif, the newest member of the Arabic Department faculty at Middlebury.
The Monterey Institute and UC Santa Cruz have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow undergraduate students in the UCSC Linguistics Department to receive credits towards their graduate degrees in language teaching at MIIS.
Monterey Institute students have partnered with seven local community organizations this spring, working with them on diverse projects as part of a new service-learning course that teaches program design by merging theory with practice.
Literally taking class work to the field, two Monterey Institute students and a recent alumna traveled to Haiti this January to implement a student-designed teacher-training curriculum.
Gratitude looms large in the mind of Monterey Institute professor Peter Shaw, who is actively trying to “thank outside the box” this year.