High school students from Seaside, Monterey and Carmel participated in a cultural trade fair, language lessons and other activities to celebrate International Education Day at the Monterey Institute on November 19th.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Last Saturday’s Northern Regional CATESOL conference at the Monterey Institute offered hundreds of teaching professionals the opportunity to consider the changing landscape of language education.
Three students from Iraq are currently enrolled in the Monterey Institute’s Intensive English Program, preparing to matriculate into graduate programs in language teaching and business administration as part of the Iraqi government’s ambitious new scholarship project.
Six Monterey Institute students participated in a highly selective UN summer internship program in translation and interpretation.
The Monterey Institute, renowned for its training of translators, interpreters and language educators, will celebrate International Translation and Interpretation Day with a multilingual festival.
Monterey Institute TESOL graduates Jaala Thibault and Tara Bates are the only two U.S. State Department English Language Fellows sent to Afghanistan this year.
Arriving this week for orientation, this fall’s incoming class includes citizens of 32 countries, speakers of 25 languages, and nine Fulbright scholars—and more than 10 percent of the class will be enrolled in the brand-new Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies degree program.
Mike Garnett (TESOL '10) spent four years teaching English in Aleppo, Syria before joining the Monterey Institute's TESOL program.
During his time in the Peace Corps, David Chiesa (MATESOL ’10, LPA Certificate) taught students in China to perform the play Hamlet.