Beyond yoUrself In Language Development (B.U.I.L.D.)
is a student-run organization where students in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) programs at Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) provide primarily low-level language classes free of charge to interested participants from MIIS and the surrounding community.
Classes are designed to meet the needs of the learners, be informal, and fun!
There is no sign-up requirement, students are free to come and go from week to week as they please.
B.U.I.L.D. was started in 2009 on the MIIS campus with two goals in mind:
- to provide TESOL and TFL students with a low-risk environment to gain experience in front of the classroom. TESOL and TFL students are encouraged to try out new teaching techniques each week with B.U.I.L.D., giving them valuable time to hone their teaching skills.
- to give all students the opportunity to begin learning a new language, practice skills that have become rusty over the years, or just have fun with a variety of languages.