Host Institution
Welcome to the Monterey Institute of International Studies!

A Message From the Dean

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Northern Regional CATESOL Conference!  The conference theme – “Changing Tides: Transformative Teaching and Learning” – captures both the challenges and the positive dynamism of our field in this day and age.

As Dean of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education, I am delighted to welcome CATESOLers to this special professional development event.  We are thrilled to have Dr. Diane Larsen-Freeman of the University of Michigan as our keynote speaker and pleased to be able to offer over sixty other presentations for your professional enrichment today. The conference organizing committee has been working very hard to provide a program that will appeal widely to you as a language educator.

Whether you work in an elementary school, an adult school, a community college, an intensive English program, a four-year college/university, or a secondary school context, or whether your tasks include those of a teacher, a trainer, a materials developer, a researcher, a test designer or a program administrator (or a more likely combination of many of these!), we are hopeful that you will find the day’s events invigorating.  The conference sessions, lunch rap sessions, and reception will all be enhanced by your active participation and we’re happy that you’ve joined us.

The Monterey Institute has specialized in language teaching since its foundation in 1961 and the TESOL MA Program here will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. We have included a brochure about our programs in your conference registration packet. Please feel free to contact us (831-647-4123 or admit@miis.edu) if you would like further information about any programs we offer.

With best wishes for a fruitful conference,
Dr. Renee Jourdenais, Dean
Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education