| by Clara Clymer

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Organizers of the 2022 Symposium of World Language Education [L to R]: Justin Huang MATESOL ’22, Jada Downing MATESOL ’22, Jooeun Kim MATFL–Korean ’21, and Katie Klein MATESOL ’22.

The 2022 edition of Discourse and Repartée, the annual newsletter for the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program at the Institute has just been published.

Dean of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education (GSTILE) Laura Burian remarks in her introduction that although she is once again opening the newsletter with an acknowledgment of the challenges and difficulties we are facing, “one can see in this newsletter clear evidence that the TESOL/TFL students, alumni, and faculty are a resilient, caring, and action-oriented community.”

Burian highlights the ways the pandemic has changed higher education and how the Middlebury Institute has adapted in response. “We are happy to be agile enough to meet the evolving needs of those who aspire to bring the gift of teaching to the world.” In August 2021, the first two graduates from the MIIS TESOL accelerated degree program received their diplomas and in summer 2022, the new fully asynchronous online degree will be launched.

In the 2022 Discourse and Repartée, you will find stories about these accelerated and online degree programs, students’ paths to choosing a specialization, and the 2022 Symposium on World Language Education. Alumni share their success stories and how they have applied what they learned in the classroom to real-world settings. Faculty members’ work anniversaries and publications are celebrated. Burian concludes with a call to action, urging the reader to “spread the word among your networks about the new and different ways aspiring teachers and educational leaders can join our program.”

Read the 2022 edition of Discourse and Repartée.