Julie Krolack

First Name
Julie
Last Name
Krolak
Julie_Krolack_ESL%20Instructor
Job Title
ESL Instructor
Location
Kinnoull House
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA, 93940
Phone
831.647.6402

Julie Krolak holds a M.A. in TESOL from the Monterey Institute. Before coming to the Institute, she taught in China, South Korea, and at various universities and language schools in the U.S. She also started and managed her own language schools in the People's Republic of China. Her educational focuses are in the fields of language assessment, pragmatics, and the teaching of reading and vocabulary. When she is not in the classroom, she spends her time doing yoga, hiking, reading, cooking, and traveling.

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Adrienne Stacy

First Name
Adrienne
Last Name
Stacy
Adrienne%20Stacy
Job Title
ESL Instructor
Location
Kinnoull House C216
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831-647-4664
Language(s)
Français

Adrienne is an alumna of Georgia State University holding a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics as well as an M.Ed in Reading and ESOL. Her previous experience includes teaching in the Intensive English Programs at both Georgia State University and Iowa State University. At the latter, she worked on a large-scale assessment project and developed an interest in item writing for language tests. Adrienne currently teaches classes in all skill areas, but has a particular interest in teaching writing.

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Expertise

Assessment, Teaching of Writing, Online Course Development

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Katie Dutcher

First Name
Katie
Last Name
Dutcher
Katie%20Dutcher
Job Title
Associate Director, Intensive English Programs
Location
Kinnoull House C213
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831-647-4186
Language(s)
Español
Français

Katie is an alumna of Kent State University holding an M.A. in English with a concentration in TESL and a B.A. in Spanish and French. 

Katie has taught summer intensive English programs at the Universidad Autόnoma de Morelos in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She taught English for Academic Purposes at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. During her four years there, she appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with foreign and Moroccan colleagues, refine her approach to teaching reading and writing, and gain administrative experience.

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Jennifer Grode

First Name
Jennifer
Last Name
Grode
Jennifer Grode
Job Title
ESL Instructor
Location
Kinnoull House C216
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831-647-4664

Jennifer is originally from Oklahoma and attended college at the University of Kansas, where she earned undergraduate degrees in linguistics and French language and literature. Upon graduation, she was selected to be a part of Teach for America's 2006 corps and moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to teach middle school special education, reading, and English in a low-income community. She subsequently moved to New Orleans, where she was fortunate enough to take part in the post-Katrina rebuilding of the city's school system.

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ESLA 8110 - Writing & Grammar 1      

Winter 2012 - MIIS

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ESLA 8120 - Writing & Grammar 2      

Spring 2012 Language Programs, Winter 2013 - MIIS

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ESLA 8121 - Oral Communication 2      

Fall 2012 Language Programs

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ESLA 8130 - Writing & Grammar 3      

Winter 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2013 Language Programs

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ESLA 8141 - Oral Communication 4      

Spring 2013 Language Programs

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ESLA 8143 - Reading & Vocabulary 4      

Fall 2012 Language Programs, Winter 2013 - MIIS

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ESLA 8160 - Reading & Writing II      

Winter 2012 - MIIS

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ESLA 8170 - Oral Communication II      

Spring 2012 Language Programs

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ESLA 8210 - Reading & Writing III      

Spring 2012 Language Programs

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ESLA 8220 - Oral Communication III      

Winter 2012 - MIIS

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ESLA 8235 - Skills Elective III      

Winter 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2012 Language Programs

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ESLA 8250 - Writing & Grammar 5      

Fall 2012 Language Programs

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ESLA 8251 - Oral Communication 5      

Winter 2013 - MIIS

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ESLA 8253 - Reading & Vocabulary 5      

Fall 2012 Language Programs, Winter 2013 - MIIS

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ESLA 8261 - Oral Communication 6      

Winter 2013 - MIIS

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ESLA 8263 - Reading & Vocabulary 6      

Fall 2012 Language Programs, Winter 2013 - MIIS

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ESLA 8270 - Writing & Grammar 7      

Winter 2012 - MIIS

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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 Monterey 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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Expertise

English for academic purposes

Course List

Courses offered in the past four years.
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EAPP 8320 - Communicatng in Context/Debate      

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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EAPP 8376 - Academic & Policy Writing      

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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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.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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EAPP 8394 - Editing Writing      

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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EAPP 8430 - Publ Speakng for Intl Students      

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 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS

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EAPP 8475 - Professional Presentatn Skills      

Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS

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EAPP 8494 - NavTheProcess/AdvStratRewritng      

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.

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

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ESLA 8294 - EPTI Preparation      

Summer 2014 Language Programs

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Education

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

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Kelley Calvert

First Name
Kelley
Last Name
Calvert
Kelley Calvert
Job Title
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

Expertise

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

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