Author: sarspri

Advice for aspiring translators

The Institute’s programs were recently cited in a post sharing advice for aspiring translators: If you are interested in becoming a translator, I recommend you enroll in a good university-level translation program. The best in the States is offered by the Monterey Institute of International Studies, but there are also good programs elsewhere, including several […]

Tales of teaching English in China

Returned Peace Corps volunteer Ryan Damerow (MA TESOL ’10) recently shared highlights of his two years as an English teacher in China through the Institute’s Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) program.

Using languages in international development: MIIS alumni and programs featured

The Language Educator, ACTFL’s professional journal, on languages in international development: “Learning a language can open up a whole new world to people. Many students pursue language study precisely because they want to get involved in making this world a better place. International development has always had a strong pull for language students, offering a chance to travel and experience other cultures while doing good. It is a broad field where one may leverage special interests and knowledge, like health care, law, or business, into a fulfilling exciting career.”

Professional associations panel: a remarkable gathering

“Sometimes we participate in events in our lives when we don’t really fully understand the complete significance of those events. And I’m going to suggest that this might be one of them for you, because if you look at the expertise on this panel, I doubt that you will ever be in a room again with this kind of expertise all assembled at one time.”

PCMI student in Kazakhstan

Christina Baldarelli is currently serving as a Peace Corps Masters International (PCMI) candidate in Kazakhstan.  She recently sent an update back to her colleagues at MIIS along with her thanks for a PCMI care package.  She writes,
I have to tell you … having spent two semesters at MIIS prior to joining the Peace Corps has […]

Interpreters at the Vancouver Olympics

Monterey Institute community contributions to the Vancouver Olympics have been highlighted in a number of media releases and articles over the past few days and weeks, including one in the Monterey County Weekly.

Corpus linguistics and concordancing

This past weekend GSTILE students, faculty and staff attended a five-hour workshop on corpus linguistics and concordancing, presented by Susan Conrad, an alumna of the MIIS TESOL program, and now a faculty member in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Portland State University.
Susan’s workshop focused on the use of corpora for language teachers, and covered […]

Alum to be published in CATESOL Journal

MIIS TESOL alumna Janine Poreba recently received news that her Applied Linguistics Research (ALR) project will be published in the Winter 2010 issue of the CATESOL Journal.  She writes,
Recently, I dusted off my ALR project (”Negotiation Strategies in Two-Way Conversation Partnerships: Their Use and Usefulness”) and re-read it. I’m working at Santa Monica College, […]

Beverly Derewianka, Friday, Feb 19

Who: TESOL/TFL students & all others with an interest in languages
What: Guest speaker Beverly Derewianka
When: Friday, February 19, 2010, 2:00-4:00 PM
Where: Morse, Room B104
Getting Personal: Using language to engage with readers to express feelings, persuade others to our point of view, judge peoples’ behavior, and moderate our expression of attitude.
A major function of language is […]

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