Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Language Studies

Mahmoud I. Abdalla

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Mahmoud
Last Name
Abdalla
Mahmoud I Abdalla
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
IIRC Building 7
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.4607
Language(s)
svenska

Mahmoud Abdalla earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in applied linguistics at Essex University and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. He has taught and lectured extensively on linguistics, Arabic language, and Arab culture and media in several universities and academic institutions in Egypt, Europe, and the United States. He was previously the academic director of the Arabic Language Flagship Program and the coordinator of the Arabic Program in the Department of Linguistics and German, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at Michigan State University.

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Arabic language, Arab culture and media, linguistics, second language acquisition, language culture and identity.

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Sabino Morera

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Sabino
Last Name
Morera
Sabino Morera
Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
McGowan Building 200B
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.6662
Language(s)
Español

Professor Morera teaches courses such as Hispanic Language and Culture, Public Speaking and the Spanish-Speaking World in the 21st Century. His content-based courses focus on issues related to democracy, migration and human rights. In addition to teaching, he has extensive experience working as a free-lance translator and interpreter for the Costa Rican government, the U.S. Embassy and international organizations.

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Spanish-English translation, English and Spanish linguistics, Language and Translation Pedagogy

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MA, Translation Spanish-English, MIIS

Certificate, Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages, MIIS

BA, English, University of Costa Rica

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Lisa Leopold

First Name
Lisa
Last Name
Leopold
Lisa Leopold 2016
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
MG 320
Phone
831.647.3599
Language(s)
Español

Lisa Leopold has taught at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Illinois Central College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Joliet Junior College, and at El Centro de la Niña Trabajadora in Quito, Ecuador.  Her teaching experience includes instructing university undergraduate and graduate students, community college students, refugees, and children.  She has also researched and produced a proposal for an intensive English as a Second Language curriculum for a community college.

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English for academic purposes

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MA, TESOL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BA, Spanish and Psychology, St. Olaf College

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Anna Vassilieva

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Anna
Last Name
Vassilieva
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Job Title
Professor
Location
McGowan Building 200A
Phone
831.647.3546
Language(s)
Русский

Professor Vassilieva is a teacher, author, translator and editor. She authored the following:

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Contemporary Russian politics, Russian politics in Central Asia, Russian culture and society, Siberia, Russians in Japan.

Dr. Vassilieva interviewed on PBS's NewHour

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Ph.D., History, Russian Diplomatic Academy; BA, MA, Irkutsk State Linguistic University

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Pablo Oliva

First Name
Pablo
Last Name
Oliva
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Assistant Professor, Summer Intensive Spanish Language Coordinator
Location
IIRC Building
Phone
831.647.4173
Language(s)
Español

I have a passion for languages and developing instructional materials to enhance students’ language abilities in different contexts.

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Second language acquisition, Content and language integration, curriculum design, autonomy and motivation in L2 learning, Latin American culture and society 

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Ph.D., from the University of Granada, Spain.

DEA (Diploma Estudios Avanzados) University of Nebrija, Spain

M.A., Educational Leadership, East Carolina University

BA. Instituto Nacional Superior del Profesorado: University of Entre Rios, Argentina

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Michel Gueldry

First Name
Michel
Last Name
Gueldry
Michel Gueldry 2016
Job Title
Professor
Location
McCone Building 225
Phone
831.647.3508
Language(s)
Français

I hold a PhD in political science from the University of Toulouse (France). My background is in political science and international relations. I have taught at the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Middlebury College, University of Oregon, Bryn Mawr College, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Grenoble, and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes et Internationales in Nice (France).

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French politics, business and history, French language, cinema and civilization; Western Europe; European Union, European integration, transatlantic relations, language pedagogy and content-based instruction (Monterey Model), sustainability studies (in connection with business, international relations and cultural/psychological forces)

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PhD, Political Science; MA, Political Science, University of Toulouse, France; MA, History, University of Chambéry, France

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Kelley Calvert

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Kelley
Last Name
Calvert
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Assistant Professor & Writing Center Director
Location
Simoneau House
Phone
831.647.4194

"Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world." – Paulo Friere, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

“Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us.” –Don Delillo, American novelist

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Advanced Research Writing, Editing Writing, English conversation skills, grammar, rhetoric and composition skills

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Naoko Matsuo

First Name
Naoko
Last Name
Matsuo
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Job Title
Assistant Professor/Language Studies Advisor
Location
McCone Building 222
Phone
831.647.3512
Language(s)
日本語

Professor Matsuo taught at Monterey Peninsula College, Robert Louis Stevenson School and Santa Catalina School.

Professor Matsuo taught English in Japan before coming to the U.S., and has been teaching at MIIS since 1992. She has also taught  at Monterey Peninsula College, Robert Louis Stevenson School and Santa Catalina School. She has published articles in Applied Language Learning, co-authored with Dr. Leo van Lier.

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Japanese language and culture, pedagogy, Japanese for business, current issues in Japanese media

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MA, TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA, Linguistics, Nara Women's University, Japan

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Edgard Coly

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Edgard
Last Name
Coly
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Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
McCone Building 226
Phone
831.647.3506
Language(s)
Français

Professor Coly joined the Institute after completing his Doctorate at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he also taught. He gave lectures for the Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) at the University of Denver. Prior to his postgraduate work, Professor Coly taught French to foreign service officers for their language exam. He also trained Peace Corps volunteers in French, Wolof and Jola. His professional experience also includes teaching French and African History to Youth at Risk at Washington Ethical High School.

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African politics and cultures, Africa in the arena of globalization, contemporary France, Francophone literature, twentieth century French literature, postmodernism and postcolonial theory

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PhD, University of Colorado-Boulder; MA, American University-Washington, DC; Maîtrise en Lettres Modernes, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Senegal

Recent Accomplishments

Political Analyst for Voice of America

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Jinhuei Enya Dai

First Name
Jin huei
Last Name
Dai
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Job Title
Professor
Location
McCone Building 107
Phone
831.647.6570
Language(s)
中文

I joined the Institute after teaching at Middlebury College Chinese Summer Program and conducting research at the University of California, Berkeley. I am a believer of Docendo Discimus and 教學相長 (jiāoxué xiāng zhăng: to teach is to learn; teaching and learning promote and enhance each other), so during my teaching career I’ve never stopped re-investing myself as a life-long learner and as an innovator. Since 2001, I have attended academic and professional development programs, including the Teaching Chinese Program at Ohio State University, the German-U.S.

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Cognitive linguistics, Chinese cognitive linguistics, Chinese as a heritage language, Chinese and Taiwanese popular culture, linguistic anthropology, and interactive blogging

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PhD, Cognitive Linguistics, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge; MA, Linguistics, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge; MA Program, Chinese Pedagogy at Middlebury College; BA, English Literature, Fu Jen Catholic University

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