Michelle M Alvarez

Executive Director, Programs

Phone:
(305) 284-2754
Locator Code:
1612

 
About

Michelle Alvarez is executive director of the Intensive Language Institute (ILI) and the Intensive English Program (IEP) at the Division of Continuing & International Education. Alvarez has over 30 years of experience in language teaching and administration. After completing her MA in linguistics with a concentration in teaching english as a second language she lived and worked in Venezuela for three years. Upon returning to the United States she began working at the University of Miami.

Alvarez has been a teacher, administrator and director at the ILI and IEP which has provided her with the opportunity to teach at all levels of the IEP and develop and oversee the curriculum, in addition to managing the administrative services. Under her leadership, the IEP has maintained the highest level of national accreditation by the Commission on English Language Accreditation since 2001. 
Ms. Alvarez has served as chair of the Florida Consortium of Intensive English Programs (FIEC) and also as president of the University and College Intensive English Programs (UCIEP).

Career

Education

1984 Linguistics University of Florida
1981B.A. Teaching English as a Second Language Eckerd College

Professional Experience

2004 - Executive Director, Intensive English Program, Division of Continuing & International Education, University of Miami
2004 - 2011Director, Intensive English Program, Division of Continuing & International Education, University of Miami
1999 - 2014Assistant Director, Intensive English Program, Division of Continuing & International Education, University of Miami
1998 - 1999Interim Academic Coordinator, Intensive English Program, Division of Continuing & International Education, University of Miami
1986 - 1988Instructor and Curriculum Coordinator, Intensive English Program, Division of Continuing & International Education, University of Miami

Memberships

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
EnglishUSA
University and College Intensive English Programs

Professional Development, 2018 - 2020

President and Board Member, 2007 - 2010

TESOL International Association
Florida Consortium of IEPs