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Alumni in India

Jeff Fowler (MA TESOL ’12) and Kimby Murakami (MA TESOL ’12) travelled to India to work for fellow MIIS Alum Tarana Patel’s (MA TESOL ’06) education organization, LearnEd, at Sankalchand Patel Colleges in Visnagar. They each taught two classes in the intensive English program at the college. In addition, the duo collaborated to present English […]

12th Annual Latino Recognition Ceremony

The 12th Annual Latino Recognition Ceremony at the Monterey Peninsula College was a great success. Kelly A. Fletes, organizer of the event, especially thanked the Monterey Institute for providing the simultaneous interpretation equipment used at the event. Turnout rate for this year was higher and MPC students were very appreciative of the effort to support the Latino […]

Professor Kavenoki Speaks at T&I Conference in Russia

Professor Kavenoki spoke on June 3, 2013 at the 5th Industry of Translation and Interpretation International Conference in Perm, Russia on the T&I Market in the United States, Russia, and Other Geographic Locations in the Russian-English Combination. The conference was held at the National Research Polytechnic University. She also gave an open lecture on June 5, 2013. […]

Prof. María Sierra Córdoba Serrano comes out with a new book

The University of Ottawa Press, Canada’s oldest French language university press and the only bilingual university press in North America, has just published Prof. María Sierra Córdoba Serrano’s work Le Québec traduit en Espagne: analyse sociologique de l’exportation d’une culture périphérique. The book was selected by the publisher to be showcased at the 2013 ACFAS […]

Update: MIIS Alum in Afghanistan

MIIS Alum Tara Bates, M.A. TESOL 2007, started out teaching abroad through the English Language Fellow (ELF) Program in Afghanistan. At about the same time her ELF fellowship finished, Kabul Education University had started working on a project and unexpectedly needed a course designer/mentor for their Afghan instructors. Bates offered to fill in for one semester. KEU seemed to […]

Guest Lecture on SLA Research

Dr. 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 […]

Multilingual Mural Party

Our Green Thumb Garden and B.U.I.L.D. are hosting an end of the semester painting party in the garden this Friday, May 3 @ 1:00pm! We need artists and multilinguists. Let’s paint a mural that showcases MIIS love of the environment and international cooperation. What are some words about nature in Spanish? Portuguese? Chinese? Korean? Japanese? […]

Cross-Strait Immersive Module a Success!

Professors Jinhuei Enya Dai and Wei Liang took a group of MIIS students to Taipei and Shanghai during MIIS’ spring break to explore the complicated relationship between mainland China and Taiwan. The group visited government offices, businesses, and universities, as well as meeting with a group of Taiwanese veterans. They were also able to meet […]

Seminar on “Why Russia Matters to the United States”

Dr. Dmitri Trenin, the foremost expert in Russian foreign policy and US/Russian relations, will be conducting a seminar April 25, at 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm in Irvine Auditorium. He is a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment, the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, and the Chair of its Foreign and Security Policy Program. […]

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