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.
Four students in the Monterey Institute‘s Intensive English Language program are also teaching free courses in their native languages as part of the B.U.I.L.D. student language club.
Fast Fact: I have two beautiful children, one of which attended several weeks of Educational Research as a newborn. She was snuggly wrapped in my Moby Wrap (baby carrier) where she slept the entire time until the last day of class, when she woke up and stuck her head out to meet my MIIS classmates.
The popular four-year-old student club B.U.I.L.D. continues to offer free language lessons to both MIIS students and the wider Monterey community, with the addition this year of teacher seminars and curriculum support for new teachers.
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.
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.
Michael Erard, author of “Babel No More: The Search for the World’s Most Extraordinary Language Learners,” will talk about his search for world’s best language learners at a May 2 public lecture at MIIS.
Over 160 People Participated in the student-driven “Celebrating Foreign Language Education: A Monterey Bay Symposium” at the Monterey Institute on March 10.
Graduates of the Monterey Institute’s new Master of Arts in International Education Management program are expected to fill key positions in the growing international education sector.
Monterey Institute students, with the support of staff and faculty, are organizing a celebratory symposium on foreign language education on March 10, bringing together students and professionals from the Monterey Bay area.