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Curriculum Design Trade Fair

TESOL curriculum design trade fairWhen: Friday, May 17, 12:00 – 2:00PM

Where: CF 434

TESOL and TFL students from professor Peter Shaw’s Curriculum Design course invite you to view the innovative syllabi, unit designs, lesson plans and materials produced this semester.

Engage with projects based in a variety of Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, EFL and ESL contexts and populations.

Guest Lecture on SLA Research

ortegaDr. Lourdes Ortega, Linguistics Professor at Georgetown University, will be giving a lecture on “How Useful is Instructed SLA Research for Teachers, and What does Epistemological Diversity have to Do with it?” Professor Ortega will examine ways in which the blooming of cognitive, sociocultural, and sociocognitive theories of additional language learning has invigorated the capacity of SLA researchers to make meaningful contributions to knowledge about language teaching. Come join on Friday, May 17th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in McGowan 102.

2nd Annual Celebrating Foreign Language Education: A Monterey Bay Symposium

cropped-FLS_logo_blogheader-copy_111        In honoring our late Dr. Leo van Lier, the 2nd Annual Celebrating Foreign Language Education: A Monterey Bay Symposium will commence on Saturday, March 30, 2013. Our keynote speaker this year is Peter DeCosta speaking on “Scales: An Alternative Lens for Investigating Foreign Language Learning and Teaching.” In addition, we will have speakers for local institutions speaking on assessment methods, technological tools, and intercultural competency.
        Ready to register? Please go to to register today! Interested in participating in this meaningful event? We are looking for participants for the poster session. If you have a curriculum design project, a Kumar trade fair project, or a research project that you would like to showcase, please fill out our Poster Session Signup Form. If you would like to volunteer some time to help out with the event, please fill out our Volunteer Form. Volunteers will receive a waived $15 registration fee and lunch will be provided. For more information, please visit our website at We look forward to celebrating foreign language education with you on March 30th!

Job Opportunity in Taiwan

Advisor Edy Rhodes and Professor Lynn Goldstein have been working with Fullbright Taiwan on this new opportunity.  They’re looking for candidates from MIIS inparticular, so check it out! The full description is posed on Zocalo.



Opportunity to spend 11 months as Academic Advisors with the Fulbright English Teaching Assistants (ETA). You will work with Taiwanese Local English Teachers (LETs) on orientations, workshops, reports, teaching observations and consultations.  Possibility to participate in the The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE) Research Group on “The Impact of International Exchange and Language Learning.”  You must have had 2 years of teaching experience and your Master’s degree by the time you start the assignment.  Duration of grant is normally 11 months starting August 1, 2013.  Renewal might be considered.



2 awards – monthly stipend of NT$60000-NT$80000
(Commensurate with the educational degree and qualifications of the grantee)

Direct flight, round-trip economy-class air ticket

Travel reimbursement for the transportation costs incurred in traveling between location

Hotel accommodation reimbursement up to NT$2000 per night due to business travel between location.


Application Procedure:


Submit the following required documents to Zocalo through our On Campus Recruiting (OCR) Fulbright Foundation of Scholarly Exchange by March 17, 2013, midnight

–  A statement of purpose in English for teacher training & research

–  English CV (with your cell phone number or easy-to-be contacted number) and email address.

Only the finalists or top candidates for this position will be required to provide the following:

  • Academic transcripts and degree certification (if you are in your final semester you can have a letter submitted by Edy Rhodes, your Academic Advisor that you are in good academic standing and anticipate graduating successfully in May 2013.  You will then need to supply a letter from Records once your grades are submitted and processed in June 2013).
  • Copy of R.O.C. ID card or the copy of passport of other English speaking countries

    Selection Procedure

1.  In late March, A Selection Committee reviews application documents.

2.  Some candidates will have Skype interviews.

3. Candidates will then normally be notified by April 1.


MIIS Contact Edy Rhodes

ETA Taiwan Contact person:

Ms. Kelly Chang


The Foundation for Scholarly Exchange

2F, 45 Yanping South Road

Taipei 10043, Taiwan



Team El Salvador Accepting Applications

team el salvadorTeam El Salvador (TES) is seeking students to lead the Team El Salvador Practicum during its 2013-2014 program year.

Team Leaders will cultivate a variety of professional skills while gaining real world experience. The ideal candidate has a passion for international development, strong leadership skills, and a willingness to facilitate and manage a variety of program elements, including communication and outreach, program development, fundraising, updating and developing website content and social media sites, event scheduling and management, meeting planning and travel logistics and community engagement.

TES leadership is open to all MIIS students, from all departments and fields of study!  Please send resume and cover letter to by Friday, March, 8th and visit our Team El Salvador blog.

2013 Career Fair

Career fair 2012_ladies shaking handsJoin the annual Monterey Institute Career Fair where you can network with over 100 employer representatives, learn about job and internship opportunities, and ask your questions regarding desired skills and knowledge areas for a career in your desired field. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your expertise and skills, network with professionals, present your “elevator pitch” and polished resume, and explore job opportunities!