Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Patricia Szasz

First Name
Last Name
Patricia Szasz
Job Title
Assistant Dean for Language & Professional Programs, Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation & Language Education
McCone Building 102C
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940

Patricia first became interested in the field of language education based on her own language learning experience. She found that learning French as a school requirement was not nearly as motivating as learning Italian in an effort to engage with the Italian people and culture. After working as a software trainer in Silicon Valley, Patricia taught English as foreign language in Milan and Rome, Italy. Her love of teaching eventually led her to pursue her master's degree in TESOL here at the Institute.

Faculty Program Tags
Course List

Language teacher training, content-based instruction, curriculum design, language program administration, leadership, technology-enhanced language learning, project-based learning, and intercultural communication.

Extra Information


MA TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies

BA English Language & Literature, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty
Dynamic Features
Course Catalog

MIIS Launches New Executive Education Program


The Monterey Institute of International Studies has launched an executive education program for summer/fall 2011, featuring three different tracks of two- to four-day training sessions taught in Monterey.

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Puts Spotlight on CNS, MIIS Experts


Local, national and International media have quoted faculty and staff experts at the Monterey Institute and its Center for Nonproliferation Studies repeatedly over the past several days in their coverage of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.

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