Archive for October, 2008

Teaching the 4 Skills, Day 1

October 31, 2008

In this class, the four language skills are used as a means, not an end. In this class, we will be studying ourselves as teachers and learners.

Beginning half-way through the first semester, today was the first day of my new MAT course, Teaching the Four Skills. Taught by Leslie Turpin, a longtime member of the faculty and an alumna of MAT, the class has 17 students from the US, Malaysia, China, Tibet, South Africa, South Korea, and Brazil. (more…)

English in the World

October 28, 2008

In today’s Washington Post, Stephanie McCrummen reports Rwanda’s decision to switch the language of business, government, and education from French to English.  Doing so, Rwanda acknowledges the function of English in the world (more…)

October in Pictures

October 24, 2008

For many students, experiencing their first New England fall has been an exhilarating experience. Here are some pictures capturing fall moments on the SIT campus and the surrounding area.

Upton Pond by Emily Hall (more…)

How a Year Begins

October 20, 2008

As their first academic experience, MAT students take an intensive Beginning Language class at the same time they take the theory course, Second Language Acquisition.  In this way, they study a language and study their experience of studying language. (more…)

Open House Events October 22 and 24

October 17, 2008

New SIT StudentsIf you are considering joining us for Open House and haven’t yet registered, it’s not too late to do so! (more…)

Student Stephanie Wilton Kumagai: A Day in My Life

October 4, 2008

A student in the Academic Year MA in Teaching, Stephanie and her husband, Muneaki , moved to Brattleboro in August. (more…)