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Language Education Semester Away @ Monterey

Below is information about a study away program being offered Fall 2023 at our graduate school, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in beautiful Monterey, CA.  The program is designed to focus on language education (English or other world languages). They’re accepting applications now!

The newly designed Monterey Language Education Semester (MLES), a collaboration between faculty at Middlebury College and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) is a study away program that gives you the opportunity to explore core concepts and practices in language teaching at MIIS with a focus on social engagement. Coursework, which takes place during the fall semester, includes: 

  • Language Analysis OR Introduction to Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Intercultural Competence (2 credits)
  • Principles & Practices of Language Teaching I (4 credits)
  • Service-Learning in the Monterey Bay Region (2 credits)
  • Language Teaching for Social Justice (2 credits)
  • Electives (2-4 credits)

This program is ideal for those who are interested in teaching language in the US or abroad, seeking out Fulbright teaching assistantships, or participating in the Peace Corps. Furthermore, the program can shorten time to completion of a full MA TESOL or TFL at MIIS should you choose to return for a master’s degree. 

You can learn more about the MLES by visiting this webpage: https://www.middlebury.edu/office/study-abroad/programs-locations/california/middlebury-language-education-semester. Feel free to reach out to meet at any point to discuss this opportunity by emailing Jason Martel, Associate Professor, Program Chair, and Career & Academic Advisor, TESOL/TFL, MIIS at jmartel@middlebury.edu.  If you’re interested in continuing on to complete an MA TESOL or MA TFL at MIIS after the MLES, I’d highly recommend that we meet in order to strategize which courses you should take at the College to smooth the transition. 

DLIFLC Russian and Chinese Language Teachers Recruitment Event

Their mission is to provide the highest quality culturally based foreign language education, training, and evaluation to enhance the national security of the United States. As an Associate of Arts Degree and certificate granting Institution, DLIFLC is wholly committed to student service member success.

Date: Wednesday, November 3

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Twilight 201

Click here to register for this event!

Click here to sign up to meet with a recruiter 1:1!

Explore the world’s leading global translation and business solutions company on Wednesday, October 27!

TransPerfect’s Virtual TPExplore Career Fair is an exciting opportunity for students who are interested in meeting recruiters 1:1 to ask any questions, share resumes, and learn about the inner-workings of the world’s leading global translation and business solutions company! Get the exclusive peak into what their family of companies is all about, what they look for in candidates for their entry-level roles, and everything in between!

Want to share your intercultural interests and experiences with local school children?

Join Language in Motion – an educational collaboration that connects Middlebury’s international, study abroad, and upper level language students with local high school, middle school, and elementary school teachers, students, and classrooms. With support and training, Middlebury College students prepare and deliver lessons and activities that promote global awareness, intercultural competence, and language acquisition. Please note – topics are not limited to languages and language learning! Sound interesting? 

We’re accepting 15 new presenters for the fall semester.  The short and simple application is due Sunday, September 26. 

Feel free to contact Kristen Mullins with any questions.

Do you want to utilize your Arabic or Russian language skills in your career? If you do, you should attend these two employer info sessions this week!

Torden is a New England-based professional services firm that provides foreign language solutions to the Federal Government – specifically, the Intelligence Community. Working as members of an integrated Government-Contractor team in support our nation’s National Security, Torden language professionals help protect against threats emanating from our Nation’s adversaries.


Torden language professionals must meet the Government language requirements, as well as be vetted for security clearances. The qualification process can be lengthy, but can also be accomplished while you are completing your degrees.

Torden’s requirements include Russian and Arabic language professionals to support National Level intelligence requirements from U.S.-based facilities. Their employees are a combination of native linguists and graduates from the nation’s top institutions for foreign languages. They will brief you on their current openings, the security process, and what life is like as a Torden professional.

Date: Wednesday, April 14

Time: 6pm-7pm EST

Click here to register in handshake!

Arab-American Business & Professional Association (ABPA) Institute is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free professional development and internship opportunities to underrepresented groups, minorities, and Arab-American students across the US to boost their participation in civic services, federal agencies, Fortune500 companies, Think-Tanks, and Non-Profits.  

ABPA Institute’s Internship Placement Program (IPP) is an experiential learning program that empowers Arab-American students to integrate theoretical knowledge in their academic curriculum with practical application in a professional setting.  

The goal of ABPA Institute’s IPP is to foster Arab-American students’ professional skills and enable them to benefit from the vast opportunities across the United States.  

ABPA Institute’s IPP is a collaboration among ABPA Institute, a host employer, and the student. The role of ABPA Institute is to facilitate the way for young talents to their best career path within the public or private sector. ABPA Institute’s signature established a robust internship program that placed students within many top organizations including Bureau of Land Management of Dept. Interior, Dept. of State, Middle Eastern Institute, Gulf International Forum, US-UAE Business Council, Dept. Energy, and many more in the recent years.  

Moreover, ABPA Institute helps all Arab-American student applicants with the most critical mentorship services including:  
-Providing students one-on-one advising to prepare their internship application packages  
-Offering individually tailored mentoring services including: how to write a resume & cover letter for Federal internship positions and how to succeed in job interviews  
-Providing editing services such as: feedback on applicants’ cover letter, resume, and writing samples  
They offer paid/unpaid or academic credit, depending on ABPA Institute’s agreement with the host employer.  

Join. Connect. Grow. Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) is a Non-Profit organization. ABPA strives to promote networking and professional opportunities Arab-Americans, African Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans, Hispanics, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Date: Friday, April 16

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00 pm EST

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Want to spend a year in Spain?

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) is an educational outreach program sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Spain through the Embassy of Spain in the U.S.

American college students and graduates, who are native-like speakers of English and French (in Canada), partner with elementary and secondary schools in Spain to bolster language programs, as teaching assistants (TAs) under the supervision and guidance of teachers of English or French as a World/Foreign Language. Placements are offered all across Spain, in practically every city and town in the country, running from October 1st to May 31st for most assignments. Short term contracts and/or alternative starting dates are unfortunately not available. NALCAP grant recipients receive a monthly stipend of 700 to 1000 euros (depending on your assigned region) and medical insurance. The amount of the grant covers basic living expenses in Spain such as food, housing and other essential needs. This grant meets and in some cases exceeds minimum wage requirements. Housing must be procured and is paid out of pocket by the recipient. Travel expenses to and from Spain must also be paid by the recipient. Hours of assistant teaching range from 12 to 16 hours per week.

As a TA, your day to day responsibilities in the classroom will revolve around being a hands-on resource for the classroom teacher, always keeping in mind the ultimate goal of consolidating language students’ English language skills. Your speaking skills in English will provide a model for students to replicate linguistic patterns. You will also be a cultural ambassador, as you will be sharing and teaching students in Spain about American culture. You may also be asked to participate in other school activities such as field trips, sports, or cultural activities. More information at the info session!

NO APPLICATION FEES for our program. Our program is the only official program sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Spain. Over 35,000 grant recipients have participated in the program and lived this amazing opportunity. Come to Spain and become a cultural ambassador. It’ll be the experience of a lifetime! ALL MAJORS WELCOME.

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Want to spend a year in Spain? Come to the NALCAP Spain Info Session – Monday, March 8

The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program (NALCAP) is an educational outreach program sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Spain through the Embassy of Spain in the U.S.

American college students and graduates, who are native-like speakers of English and French (in Canada), partner with elementary and secondary schools in Spain to bolster language programs, as teaching assistants (TAs) under the supervision and guidance of teachers of English or French as a World/Foreign Language. Placements are offered all across Spain, in practically every city and town in the country, running from October 1st to May 31st for most assignments. Short term contracts and/or alternative starting dates are unfortunately not available. NALCAP grant recipients receive a monthly stipend of 700 to 1000 euros (depending on your assigned region) and medical insurance. The amount of the grant covers basic living expenses in Spain such as food, housing and other essential needs. This grant meets and in some cases exceeds minimum wage requirements. Housing must be procured and is paid out of pocket by the recipient. Travel expenses to and from Spain must also be paid by the recipient. Hours of assistant teaching range from 12 to 16 hours per week.

As a TA, your day to day responsibilities in the classroom will revolve around being a hands-on resource for the classroom teacher, always keeping in mind the ultimate goal of consolidating language students’ English language skills. Your speaking skills in English will provide a model for students to replicate linguistic patterns. You will also be a cultural ambassador, as you will be sharing and teaching students in Spain about American culture. You may also be asked to participate in other school activities such as field trips, sports, or cultural activities. More information at the info session!

NO APPLICATION FEES for our program. Our program is the only official program sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Spain. Over 35,000 grant recipients have participated in the program and lived this amazing opportunity. Come to Spain and become a cultural ambassador. It’ll be the experience of a lifetime! ALL MAJORS WELCOME.

Click here to register in handshake!