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High School World Language Courses

Middlebury Interactive offers two types of high school language courses and Advanced Placement. Both our standard high school courses and fluency courses focus on developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in an interactive, engaging environment that will immerse and inspire students. Our team of experts will assist in determining which course is the best world language solution for your district or school. Watch a short video to learn more

High School Standard Courses

High school courses are grounded in the development and integration of the four key language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are introduced to vocabulary themes, grammar concepts, sentence structure and culture through explicit instruction, guided learning and adaptive pacing. Opportunities to apply language in common situations along with highly interactive activities are designed to reinforce skills in differing contexts and build foundational language knowledge. The use of authentic materials helps build student confidence and comfort in the target language. A full year of high school consists of 36 units with five lessons in each unit. (High School Standard Courses were formerly known as Competency.)

High School Fluency Courses

High school fluency courses are based on Middlebury College's immersion methodology. Application of language skills is practiced through observation and intuition within a context, task-based activity or real-life theme. Students develop proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills through media-rich activities and videos shot on location around the globe. This authentic content allows students to negotiate pathways for meaning. Intended outcomes include the ability to express spontaneous thoughts and ideas in language, build metacognitive skills and acquire a deeper understanding of other cultures. Fluency courses are structured to allow for a customizable learning experience that can meet the needs for a fully online, blended or traditional classroom implementation.

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement® courses, offered in Spanish and French, allow students to expand their cognitive, analytical and communicative skills. The courses are based on the six themes required by the College Board and cover the three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal and presentational. Conducted almost exclusively in the target language, the courses are comparable to third-year college and university levels. Middlebury Interactive also offers students a supplemental AP® French Exam Review-an online, independent study resource that prepares students for AP® French Language & Culture exam—it includes practice exams, grammar explanations and vocabulary review. (Spanish version coming soon). Purchase the AP® French Exam Review online. Visit site

*Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. Jocelyne Waddle is the Assistant Director of Curriculum Support and Alignments and the College Board AP Courses Administrator for Middlebury Interactive Languages 

Middlebury Interactive’s courses have been transformative to our school and are unique in my 40 years of experience as an educator.”
- Weybridge Principal
Christina Johnston