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."
Fast Fact: Heidi and three of her colleagues were published in the CATESOL 2011 journal.
"I was really drawn to the rare opportunity of living in such a small and diverse linguistic and cultural community."
Fast Fact: Caroline walked more than 500 miles of the mystical Camino de Santiago.
"Our collective experiences of travel, language learning and teaching and research make for a truly inspiring cohort of linguists!"
Fast Fact: Yinghua taught Mandarin Chinese by day and English by night over the summer of 2012.
“My professors are the best!!! Supportive and dedicated.”
Fast Fact: Lindsey fulfilled a lifelong dream of winning a Fulbright scholarship to Brazil.
"As a student, I have taught two, one-month long English classes for Japanese exchange students from Osaka University and worked as a proctor for the TOEFL test."
The Monterey Institute’s Alumni Achievement Award Program was relaunched in 2012 as a way to demonstrate the Institute’s commitment to and pride in its alumni through annual recognition of alumni leaders.