Signalling continuous growth and expansion of academic programs, the Monterey Institute welcomed nine new faculty members this fall. The new faculty reflect the diverse campus, arriving from near and far and bringing a range of new experience and knowledge to share with students in different programs.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Reflecting the great quality of its program, the MIIS Intensive English as a Second Language Program has been formally accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation.
Monterey Institute professor Kathi Bailey, a nationally respected leader in the language teaching field, has won the Institute's Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award.
Monterey Institute alumna Jenifer Carter (MATESOL ’97) is channeling her extensive international experience to “find the world” in her own backyard, teaching at North Salinas High School and introducing her students to MIIS.
Works for: Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University
Title: Executive Associate Director
Professor Leo van Lier, who taught educational linguistics at MIIS with “wit, insightfulness and kindness“ for more than a quarter century, passed away in late December.
Amber Vanderwoude graduated from the Monterey Institue in 2010 with a MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. After graduating, she served as an English Language Fellow (ELF) at North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. Watch the slideshow below to learn more about Amber's ELF experience.
When Akihiko Sasaki (MATESOL ’03) recently celebrated his doctoral degree in English language teaching and learning, at his side was his thesis supervisor and mentor, Dr. Osamu Takeuchi – a fellow MIIS alumnus.
Fast Fact: Sarah has taught English to diverse populations including child refugees in New York, college bound teens in California, and continuing education adults in India.
“For me, teaching is really all about leading each individual student toward self-empowerment and self-discovery.”
Fast Fact: Sky has swam with whale sharks in Mexico (and even has a whale shark tattoo on his foot!)
"Being in the TESOL program is like being part of the all-star team of language learning and teaching."