Author: Vanessa Hoffman

MATESOL+LPA Graduate David Chiesa in Mongolia

MIIS Alum David Chiesa, who is currently working on a doctorate at Georgia State University, was recently featured in an article published on the website of the US Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He was recognized as the first English Language Specialist to be hosted by Mongolia as he led a month-long TESOL training for Fulbright […]

MIIS T&I Faculty at the U.N.

Prof. Rosa Kavenoki spent the week of August 4-11, 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, working as a consultant. She was invited by the Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management to observe the interns tr…

Faculty published in The Linguist

Professor Cyril Flerov has published the article called Bridging the Great Schism in Simultaneous Interpreting in The Linguist. The publication describes two modes of SI and finding appropriate balance between them. The article is available online on p…

MIIS Team EFL in Haiti

In July, recent MATESOL graduate Ruth Castillo and current MATESOL student Vanessa Hoffman traveled to Hinche, Haiti to conduct an English Teacher-Training Workshop! Since 2013, MATESOL/MATFL students at MIIS have been collaborating with St. Andre’s Episcopal School in Hinche to develop English curriculum for primary-level students, as well as provide professional development, as part of […]

Professor Flerov to speak at 2015 ATA Conference

  Professor Cyril Flerov will speak at the annual conference of the American Translators Association in Miami, FL this upcoming November. The announced topic is: “Remote Interpreting Options and Standards.”   The ATA Conference site is: The preliminary PDF schedule for the conference can be seen at:

New blog post from Cyril Flerov

Adjunct faculty member Cyril Flerov recently wrote a post for the blog of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC). The title of the post is Interpreter midlife crisis: Notes on language interpretation and personal development. You can read it online here.   Photo credits: © jiris (fotolia)  

MIIS Faculty Minhua Liu Published!

Professor Minhua Liu co-edited a book that was just published called Aptitude for Interpreting. Here is a description of the book: “First published as a Special Issue of Interpreting (issue 10:1, 2011) and complemented with two articles published in Interpreting issue 16:1, 2014, this volume provides a comprehensive view of the challenge of identifying and measuring aptitude for […]

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