Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Language Studies

Mahmoud I. Abdalla

First Name
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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ARBC 6698 - Language Practicum      

This is a one unit course which is designed to give graduate students an opportunity to reflect on Arabic pedagogical theories and become familiar with a range of teaching strategies and techniques. The course includes class observation, lesson planning, a micro-teaching component and actual teaching demonstrations of the language skills. Students are required to conduct interviews with professional instructors during which they discuss the best practices as well as problems encountered in teaching the beginning, intermediate and advanced college level Arabic classes. To address the linguistic phenomenon of diglossia, students will practice teaching Arab dialect(s) alongside the formal varieties of the language. The course is offer in the last summer session towards the completion of the Master’s degree.

Summer 2013

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ARLA 8263 - Cultur/ComMedArabcSpkCountries      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8290 - Topics in Arab Culture      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8294 - Mediterranean Cultures      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8312 - Events in the Arab World      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8373 - ChangesInContmpraryArabSociety      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8384 - Events in the Middle East II      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8385 - Lang/ID:RoleSoclMediaArabWorld      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ARLA 8392 - Nat'l ID &Women's Status,M.E.      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ARLA 8396 - Arab & Islamic Culture in Asia      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ARLA 8397 - Arab-African Relations      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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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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SPLA 8320 - Contemp Language & Culture II      

Continuation of Language and Culture I, review of structures, idiomatic expressions, and features of Hispanic cultures of several regions and countries. Written exercises, frequent oral reports, discussions of current issues from authentic sources.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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SPLA 8370 - Span Speaking Wrld-21st Cent      

Based on authentic material from newspapers, magazines, cinema, internet resources, this course surveys briefly all the Spanish-speaking countries, including the United States. Students write brief essays, research and report on short items each week, and prepare a major presentation for a final project. Language study is based on student background.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8411 - Comparitive&IntlEduc InLatinAm      

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of the status of educational systems and structures in Latin America from a comparative and international perspective. It addresses the impact of globalization on education systems and the role that international organizations, NGOs and the private sector play in providing and financing alternative educational programs at various levels of instruction. Being the most unequal region of the world, particular importance will be placed on the relationship between the evolving democratic systems, equity and social justice. Participants will also have the opportunity to propose and explore innovative initiatives and educational reforms in the region.

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8435 - Prfsnl Pub Speakng in Spanish      

This course seeks to develop key linguistic skills in Spanish to deliver informative and persuasive speeches on complex topics related mainly to political and social issues. Other public-speaking situations such as panels are also practiced as a means to cover a wider variety of public-speaking interventions that students may encounter in their professions. Phonetic, syntactical and lexical skills are developed as appropriate to attain the goals pertaining to the various public-speaking genres.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8445 - CitizenSec & HumanDev Latin Am      

Although Latin America today shows stronger and more integrated economies, less poverty, more consolidated democracies, citizen insecurity has become an urgent challenge for human development in the region. Citizens perceive crime and violence as the main obstacle to their opportunities and to freedom from want and freedom from fear. This course provides the conceptual, practical and analytical framework to understand the interplay between security and human development. Participants explore the root causes, the manifestations as well as the programs and policies that countries in the region are implementing to face the challenges.

Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8477 - Democracy/Governance Latin Am      

This course provides students with a deeper understanding of the complexity of democracy and governance in Latin America. It explores key aspects related to the functioning of democratic systems in the region. Through the study of materials containing complex lexical and syntactic aspects, students gain deeper insight into current debates about the myths and challenges faced by the region in consolidating democratic systems.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8481 - Prfsnl Pub Speaking in Spanish      

This course seeks to develop key linguistic skills in Spanish to deliver informative and persuasive speeches on complex topics related mainly to political and social issues. Other public-speaking situations such as panels are also practiced as a means to cover a wider variety of public-speaking interventions that students may encounter in their professions. Phonetic, syntactical and lexical skills are developed as appropriate to attain the goals pertaining to the various public-speaking genres.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8484 - US ForeignPolicyInLatinAmerica      

Latin America and the Caribbean have been of special interest to the United States because of its proximity and the instability caused by democratic transitions. The region has been an experimental ground in which U.S. principles and practices have collided within the context of the Cold War and beyond it. This course will examine the constantly evolving dynamics of relations between the United States and Latin America through the analysis of U.S. foreign policy and the integration efforts in Latin America aimed at gaining further autonomy in the face of the hegemonic reconfiguration in the XXI century. Participants will also explore contemporary challenges and phenomena such as the impact of rising populism, organized crime, and free trade on the relations between the U.S. and Latin America. Particular attention will be given to the role of public and summit diplomacy as an instrument of regional integration and redefinition of the relations between the U.S. and Latin America.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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Expertise

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
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
IIRC Building 9
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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EAPP 8380 - Business Correspondence      

The aim of this course is to help you become a more seasoned writer, thinker, and communicator in the business world. In this course, you will analyze the rhetorical conventions of business discourse, learn strategies for tailoring your message to your audience, and revise your work in order to produce finely-tuned business documents such as letters, reports, and e-mail correspondence.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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EAPP 8394 - Editing Writing      

Editing Writing is a course in structural, stylistic, and copy-editing which will help you develop the necessary tools to revise and edit your own writing. We will use short papers from this class and longer papers from your other classes to sharpen your editing skills.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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EAPP 8475 - Professional Presentatn Skills      

This course is designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to deliver professional and articulate speeches in English. You will deliver informative, persuasive, panel, training, and commemorative presentations to prepare you for the wide range of speech styles you may encounter in your professions. Consistent practice, analysis of award-winning speeches, and detailed feedback on your performance will provide you with ample opportunity to improve your public speaking skills.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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EAPP 8494 - Advanced Editing Writing      

Navigating the Process: Advanced Strategies in Rewriting is a course in rewriting, editing and proofreading available to all qualified international students. The course concentrates on giving non-native speakers of English the necessary tools to edit their own writing. We will use short in- class writing and papers from other classes to sharpen our editing skills.

Students can expect to ...

- learn the strengths and weaknesses in their own writing;

- increase knowledge and understanding of academic English usage;

- enrich style and expression; punctuate correctly;

- write more cohesively (and coherently);

- use transitions more effectively;

- reduce redundancy;

- research and teach a grammar point;

- work in small groups;

- and give and receive written feedback.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ESLA 8294 - EPTI Preparation      

Summer 2015 Language Programs

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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

First Name
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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RULA 8452 - VladimrPutin:Russia&ItsPrsidnt      

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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RULA 8484 - Modern Russia in War & Peace      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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RULA 8520 - Individual Research Projects      

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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RULA 8530 - Individual Research Projcts II      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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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.

Expertise

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

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SPLA 8291 - EvolvngSoc-HispanicCountries      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8320 - Contemp Language & Culture II      

Continuation of Language and Culture I, review of structures, idiomatic expressions, and features of Hispanic cultures of several regions and countries. Written exercises, frequent oral reports, discussions of current issues from authentic sources.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8353 - Advanced Conversation/Politics      

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8384 - Culture & Conflict in Latin Am      

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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SPLA 8386 - Spanish for Interns      

Este curso ha sido pensado para estudiantes que deseen trabajar en un país de habla hispana y se concentren en el mejoramiento de destrezas lingüísticas. Para acceder al mismo es conveniente asistir a la sesión programada el día 15 de diciembre del 2010 de 10 a 4 de la tarde en Casa Fuente 434.

Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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SPLA 8486 - Spanish for Interns      

Este curso ha sido pensado para estudiantes que deseen trabajar en un país de habla hispana y se concentren en el mejoramiento de destrezas lingüísticas. Para acceder al mismo es conveniente asistir a la sesión programada el día 15 de diciembre del 2010 de 10 a 4 de la tarde en Casa Fuente 434.

Summer 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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SPLA 8490 - Spanish Pedagogical Grammar      

The objective of the course is to learn to apply advanced principles of grammar in order to attain power and sophistication when constructing sentences, as well as to demonstrate comprehension of syntax in controlling and bettering writing skills in Spanish. The course will also empower students to present and explain grammatical points to prospective students at different levels of competence. Research work will be based on experts in the field will also be commented on and discussed.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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Ph.D., candidate at 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
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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FRLA 8377 - Resources Conflict & Security      

During weeks 1-2, this class examines the concepts of conflict, violence, and security as they apply to our age. During weeks 3-10, we study the role of unequal distribution of and access to water, land (international land acquisitions), agriculture and food in fostering insecurity and conflict. Students choose the topics / types of resources and conflicts that they want to cover during weeks 11-15. In addition to linguistic development and knowledge of topic, we also seek to develop key professional skills such as technical reading, social presentation of self, public speaking, debating skills and group management. This is an excellent introductory or bridge class at an intermediate level for 1st semester students who wish to progressively hone their language and analytical skills.

Emphasis is on aural, oral and reading proficiency development, and to a lesser extent, writing skills in French. The level of French proficiency recommended is Advanced Low to Advanced Mid on the ACFTL language proficiency scale. Students at the Intermediate High level may be accepted (after interview with me) if they are very motivated and have a strong work discipline. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8423 - Bus Models for Sustainabl Devl      

This class combines economics (foundations of environmental economics, ecological economics, corporate social responsibility, and ecological modernization) and business (business models and plans, Green business, social entrepreneurship, management skills, and various functions of a company). Emphasis is on aural, oral and reading proficiency development, and to a lesser extent, writing skills in French. The general level of French proficiency recommended is at minimum Advanced Mid on the ACFTL language proficiency scale. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english

Given the more advanced linguistic and substantive (content) level of this class, during the first week we will negotiate the distribution between the economics approach (theoretical, macro-level, critical, consideration of competing general models of economic development) and the business approach (micro-level, firm-level, pragmatic, more descriptive and action-oriented). In other words, we will negotiate how much time you wish to spend on each of these complementary perspectives.

In addition to linguistic development and knowledge of topic, we also seek to develop key professional skills such as technical reading, social presentation of self, public speaking, debating skills, and group management.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8424 - Workingw/Self,Othrs&Institutns      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8428 - Models&DecisnMakng4PositivChng      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8442 - Energy,Climate Chng & Security      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8490 - IntrcltrlCmptnc4PersnlProfnlDv      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ICCO 9424 - Workingw/Self,Othrs&Institutns      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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ICCO 9428 - Models&DecisnMakng4PositivChng      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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ICCO 9492 - IntrcltrCmptnc4PersnlProfDvFRN      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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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
Kelley 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

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Naoko
Last Name
Matsuo
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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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JALA 8360 - Business Japanese I      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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JALA 8370 - Current Issues Japanese Media      

This is an advanced Japanese course focusing on further developing listening, speaking, reading, writing, and communication skills by using authentic newspaper/magazine materials and TV/radio news. The students will watch and read on a regular basis the most current news of the events that are taking place in Japan. The students become familiar with aural/textual features of Japanese media (TV/radio news and newspaper/magazine) as well as terms and idiomatic expressions frequently used. Skills of understanding the TV/radio news, reading of newspaper/magazine articles are developed. Emphasis will also be put on enlarging kanji compound (熟語) knowledge and developing communication skills of summarizing and presenting the news content in one’s own words. By the end of the course, students will become accustomed to listening to the natural speed news (NHK broadcast and others) and get the gist of the news as well as some key details/points, and to pick up Japanese newspaper, skims through articles of interest, and read them without relying too much on dictionary.

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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JALA 8482 - Close-Up Gendai      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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JALA 8494 - IndvidualizdProjectsInJapanese      

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Fall 2013 - MIIS

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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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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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FRLA 8310 - Social Issues Contemp France I      

This course aims at informing students about contemporary France. It will also aim at improving students’ oral and written competencies in French. This course is linguistically accessible. Readings are mostly from the chapters of the sole required book. The readings are approximately 15 pages a week, divided in segments of two. The course will be looking at the following issues:

1. Social life: family and sexuality, work and leisure, social welfare.

2. Cultural life: religions, immigration and education.

3. Information and technology: media, technology and trade.

Besides the readings from the book: Edmiston & Duménil, La France Contemporaine, 4th edition. (Heinle Cengage Learning, 2009), students will watch the news from TV5 or France24 and search the internet for supplementary information. Furthermore, a student will be chosen each day to summarize a one-page article from the editorial page of Le Monde; an exercise that will allow students to be up-to date with French life. www.lemonde.fr

Students will practice the lexicon and structures that are related to their professional goals through class discussions and readings.

There will be a grammar component on structures that may be problematic to most of the students.

This class will focus mostly on improving speaking, reading and listening skills. The writing component of language acquisition will weigh less than other skills.

The level of French proficiency recommended is Intermediate Low to Intermediate Mid on the ACTFL language proficiency scale. http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english

Fall 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8320 - Soc Issues in Contmp France II      

The objective of this course is to inform students about issues in contemporary France, and also to improve their skills in oral and written communication. The course will deal with the following issues:

1. France and Europe: the geography of France, Paris and the urban life, the regions and provinces, languages spoken in France, the European union.

2. The political life: the French Republic, the State, the political parties and elections.

In addition to the readings from the book La France Contemporaine 4th edition by Edmiston and Dumémil (Heinle Cengage Learning, 2009), students will watch news from the French TV stations France 2 or TV5and will do research using the internet, newspapers, and periodicals available at the MIIS library.

Students will practice using the lexicon and structures relevant to their professional objectives. They will have short oral presentations and writing assignments in which they will review the lexicon and grammatical structures encountered in the readings. The course will also include the review of grammar points that pose difficulties for non-native speakers.

Working in groups of 2, students will prepare an oral presentation on a contemporary topic not covered in class.

The level of French required for this course is about the equivalent of four semesters of college French. Students should be able to communicate their ideas clearly both orally and in writing.

Spring 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8325 - PublicHealthInSubSaharanAfrica      

This course is linguistically the most challenging among the 300 level courses. A strong knowledge of technical vocabulary related to health issues is required.

In this course, we will explore some of the most pressing health issues in sub-Saharan Africa. Our focus will be on the following areas:

- The work of African governments and NGOs in the area of public health.

- Infectious diseases (AIDS not included)

- HIV – AIDS

- Malnutrition

- Access to drinking water and decontamination

- Immigration and public health

- Public health in times of conflict

The professor will introduce each module, then each student will pick a topic within the module and present a case study at the end of which, they will suggest a solution that may lead to solving the problem.

This class will target all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing
The level of French proficiency recommended is Intermediate High to Advanced Low on the ACTFL language proficiency scale.

http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8335 - Topics in French      

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8342 - ChallengesInPeaceBuildng-Congo      

This course aims to highlight the complexity and challenges of peace building in Burundi, a country that has been plagued by rooted conflicts. Students will learn to identify and understand the characteristics of this divided society and the nature of conflict amongst its ethnic groups. Students will learn the theories and framework that underlie the many peace building approaches and strategies and how they may (are?) be applied to Burundi. This will enhance their ability to match or evaluate the peace building strategies to the root causes of conflicts.

This course will also take a close look at the challenges faced by peacemakers engaged in peace building. The course will examine the possible tensions between actors engaged in peace building and the fighters on the ground.

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8343 - ChallengesInPeaceBldng-Senegal      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8383 - Reclaim Cultr/Pwr:Franc Africa      

Explores the cultural and political influence of former colonizers - and - on Africa. The struggle to gain independence through the deconstruction of the myth of European superiority. Post-independence: rejection / adaptation of European political systems and cultures.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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FRLA 8418 - China&AfricaDevl/HumanSecurity      

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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FRLA 8483 - Security/Democracy in Africa      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8485 - Africa & Millennium Dev Goals      

This class addresses the challenges African States face in their quest to meet the Millennium Development Goals by

In the wake of the Cold War, many global social problems have emerged that have engaged the international community. One of these problem is the growing level of insecurity and armed violence that is preventing and interfering with desperately needed economic, social and political development, especially in fragile states emerging from conflict.

This courses explores the following (among others)

Human security: lack of freedom, injustice, forced (im)migrations

Disarmament, demobilization and reinsertion of ex-combatants

Gender inequality

Trade

This course targets all four language proficiency skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing.

The level of French proficiency recommended is Advanced Mid to Advanced High
http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/actfl-proficiency-guidelines-2012/english

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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FRLA 8497 - Human Security      

This course is a part of the Monterey Model course and will introduce the concept of human security, its development and real-world applications, and implications for international policy through illustrative case examples.
The concept of "human security" was first introduced in the 1994 Human Development Report by the United Nations Development Program. It has since attracted growing attention in the academic and policy communities around the world. The concept has also become part of official policy, particularly in Japan and Canada. In contrast to the traditional concept of "national security" with its focus on the security of the state against military threats, "human security" emphasizes the protection of individual citizens’ security not only from war and other forms of physical violence but also from threats of a political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental nature. At the most fundamental level, “human security” has two components, human development and human dignity/human rights.

Fall 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS

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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

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Political Analyst for Voice of America

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Jinhuei Enya Dai

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Jin huei
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Dai
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Associate Professor
Location
McCone Building 107
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831.647.6570
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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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CHLA 8405 - Public Speaking in Chinese      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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CHLA 8428 - Models/DecisnMakng4PositivChng      

The course Models and Decision-Making for Positive Change employs an integral approach to topics of leadership and change theory from eastern and western perspectives. The course will include readings of leadership, change and management/ governing from classical Chinese texts from Art of Sunzi, The Book of Change, Tao Te Jing, Middle Way and Five Element Theory, etc. Meantime, we will apply knowledge of bankable leadership, emotional intelligence, mindfulness, positive psychology, etc. from the western point of view to real life practices. The course incorporate three phases of learning: acquiring knowledge from reading and discussion, producing mini-podcasts to analyze and reflect, and incorporating meaningful project-based learning to create further impacts in the community. This course turns intercultural knowledge into a meaningful action experiential project.

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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CHLA 8460 - ArtOfSunzi:ApplPol&BusStudies      

This course contains three stages: first 7.5 weeks of coverage on 36 stratagems and Art of Sunzi (Dai), 4-week of individualization research sign-up and language review (2-hour per week by Cai), and followed by the final 4-week of review, final reports and final deliverables at the Mini-Monterey Model in Irvine Auditorium (Dai). CHLA 8460A is a 12-week intensive course that contains 6-hour instruction per week. In addition to the 12-week intensive course, students are also keeping their reading logs with the teaching associate from mid-October to mid November, during this period of time, students are reviewing materials covered during the first 8 weeks and start to develop their research interests, to further their research reading in Chinese. Final deliverables for the course are a wrap-up research analysis paper of 12 to 15 page (or its equivalence of the content in the format of digital media integration), and a final presentation will be delivered in Irvine Auditorium.

A key research topic is concluded and developed after the first 8 weeks, and further develop an individualization research project related to your major using insights from Art of Sunzi. The Individualization Research Project curriculum will be devised in a way that would allow students to develop their own interest and areas of expertise to conduct 5-minute mini-oral reports 2 times during mid-October and mid-November. You can exchange the views and acquired knowledge pertinent to selected topics and gain feedbacks from fellow classmates.

The Art of Sunzi curriculum will consist of the following topics:

1. Overview: Key concepts and background information of Art of Sunzi

2. History: Historical relevance of Military tactics in Chinese History

3. Business strategies: Business, management and its relation to Art of Sunzi

4. Leadership and Philosophy: Insights of Art of Sunzi on leadership and philosophy

5. Individualization Research Analysis Projects using insights from Art of Sunzi

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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CHLA 8481 - Current Events & Dao De Jing      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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CHLA 8490 - Chinese Grammar Pedagogy      

Chinese Grammar Pedagogy is an introduction to Chinese grammar pedagogy that focuses on structured grammar input, pedagogical methods in instructing Chinese grammar, discourse-based approach, types of grammar elicitation designs, and interaction among grammar, context, and pragmatics. It is designed to integrate theories into hands-on practice. The primary goals of this course include gaining insights from readings of books, Chinese pedagogical grammar articles, discussing grammar teachability issues from elementary to advanced levels, writing reaction journals and reflection, training grammar elicitation techniques, and compiling Chinese grammar from authentic content-based materials. The course will also integrate technology, be it Moodle, AdobeConnect, blogging, etc., into the classroom and invite K-16 Chinese linguists and pedagogues in this field through virtual Elluminate web-conferencing tool and recorded presentation, e.g. Professor Jianhua Bai 白建華, Professor Paul Jia, etc. The course will embrace the Monterey Way, be conducted using content-based instruction, be taught in Chinese and use reading materials in English and Chinese. All the assignments except grammar explanation should be written in Chinese. Students have to choose textbooks or authentic materials for their semester project, and are expected to write reaction journals (one article of your choice from the week’s reading), reflection entries (based on what you have learned with your teacher, peers, and online lecturers, etc.), and conduct a 15-20 min rehearsal and real-class teaching demos. The class is a 3+1 combo, which means three-hour classroom time plus one-hour online portion. Meetings during every Thursday evenings 6-8:50 p.m. and make-up classes on some Friday evenings 5:00-7:50 p.m. before Week 8, and you start to choose or develop your own approach to design your lesson plan during week 8 to week 10. We will meet online again in week 11, and resume our classes during week 13. Our teaching demos in week 13, final presentation is in week 15, and your semester project is due on December 10th, 2:00 p.m. (Submit both Paper and e-copy).

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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CHLA 8510 - CognitionInChineseLang&Culture      

In addition to three hour class meeting, synchronous and asynchronous online learning are required for this class.

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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CHLA 8520 - Individualization projects      

Individualization projects involve a research model that develops students’ interests and enhance literacy habits in their fields. The class is open to both native and non-native advanced speakers of Chinese in order to create an ecological environment for language acquisition. This model comprises of three stages: meaningful inputs correlating to learners’ interests, intake components to utilize synthesis skills in writing in Chinese, and a 5-min delivery of progressive report of one’s individualization project to the class every week, and finally an motivated output that showcases learners’ final report in Irvine Auditorium.  Learners are encouraged to compile their own vocabulary lists and grammar items, synthesis reports in each class to promote learners’ autonomy.

 

Spring 2015 - MIIS

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CHLA 8530 - TeachChineseInGlobalzatnContxt      

Fall 2015 - MIIS

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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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