In this installment of MIIS Tales, I invited Yiray Wu to the booth. Yiray is a first-year Translation and Interpretation student originally from Taiwan. We got a chance to talk about her experiences studying English and German in the United States as well as Germany. She schooled me on the inner workings of the T&I program and what Translation and Interpretation students have to do to succeed. We also chatted about her personal goals and aspirations once she leaves MIIS. I had a great time hanging out with Yiray! Listen in on our conversation below:
Welcome back Pro Bytes on MIIS Radio, and welcome to the program Nukhet Kardam, one of my favorite professors on campus! She’s fun, dynamic, interesting, friendly, inviting, and brilliantly insightful. All of these awesome qualities made for a very free-flowing interview, wherein we were able to talk about the fluidity of identity, gender mainstreaming, and conveying messages via varying mediums.
Nukhet and I first met last term when I dropped into her office to ask about contacts in my field of interest, but that was just the tip our iceberg together. I had the pleasure of taking the Communicating Social Change workshop this spring with Nukhet and two of her colleagues from Middlebury – John Elder and Andrea Olsen. By the time we had finished the two-weekend workshop I had confidently found my radio voice and had had plenty of practice with both public and recorded conversations. I could even go so far as to say that the course helped to give me a fresh start here at MIIS Radio. The interview was long and beautiful, making it difficult to cut, so enjoy the extended version.
Welcome back to MIIS Tales! This week on MIIS Radio we are featuring our 3rd MIIS Tales spotlight in anticipation for tonight’s DLC storytelling event – details can be found here. To give a little background, MATESOL students Emily Durst (May ’15), Anita Krishnan (Dec ’14), and Danny McCarthy (May ’15) attended the national 2014 TESOL conference in Portland, Oregon March 26-29.
In this seven minute podcast, these first-time conference attendees reflect on what they learned, what they liked, and what surprised them. Listen in closely, post a comment, then check out another TESOL Conference podcast by our very own Daurie Mangan-Dimuzio in the feed.
Inspired by the clip? Reach out to us with your own project and we’ll see what we can do!