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."
Continuing to meet the global demand for multilingual, culturally adept professionals, the Monterey Institute of International Studies today announced the launch of its twelfth graduate degree program, the Master of Arts in International Education Management (MAIEM) program.
Many students at the Monterey Institute find that their time here has a lasting effect far beyond the education they receive. Many make friends for life and some find their life partners at MIIS. We celebrate those special connections and the stories that follow as so-called “MIIS Matches.”
The student-driven event “Celebrating Foreign Language Education: A Monterey Bay Symposium” will take place on Saturday March 10, 2012, at the Monterey Institute campus. This symposium will bring together local teachers, students, administrators and other professionals from the Monterey Bay area to discuss current trends and issues in the field of foreign language education.
Jaala Thibault (MATESOL ´07) was one of only two U.S.-sponsored English Language Fellows (ELF) in Afghanistan in 2010; the other was fellow MIIS alumna Tara Bates (MATESOL ´07). Being selected into the U.S. State Department English Language Fellows program is “one of the most prestigious positions a recent MA graduate in TESOL or TFL can receive,” according to MIIS TESOL professor Kathleen Bailey.
The Monterey Institute has announced the launch of a new summer program offering intensive English training for international students attending college anywhere in the United States. The Middlebury-Monterey Summer Intensive College English program is based on the intensive English program that the Institute has for many years been offering to its own international students.
Mica Tucci is pursuing a MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the Monterey Institute. She is also part of the Peace Corps Master's International program. Mica did her Peace Corps service in El Salvador and is currently applying to the Fulbright Program. She believes that the Monterey Institute is a perfect match for students interested in the PCMI program.
Beyond yoUrself In Language Development (BUILD) is a student-run organization that provides low-level language classes to the Monterey Institute of International Studies community. All of the classes are completely free, informal, and fun! They are taught by students in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Teaching Foreign Language programs at the Monterey Institute.
It’s hard to think of a more inspiring setting for a day of structured intercultural activities than the natural beauty of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in the fall. Every year Professor Peter Grothe invites students in his popular course in intercultural communication—as well as students from all degree programs at MIIS—for an all-day retreat in Big Sur.
On Saturday, October 8, an estimated three hundred people gathered at the Monterey Institute’s downtown campus to participate in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps. The day began with a screening of the film “An American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver” and continued with panel discussions about the early years of the Peace Corps and the impact of service on careers. After an international tea and coffee reception, guests filled the Irvine Auditorium for a sold-out lecture by renowned author and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Paul Theroux.