FAQs

What's included with Middlebury Interactive’s language learning school solution?

Middlebury Interactive offers a comprehensive world language solution for schools and districts, including:

Online Courses

We provide a learning continuum from 3rd to 12th grade in Spanish, French, German, and Chinese and provide multiple levels and paths. We also offer courses for kindergarten through second grade courses in Spanish.

Professional Development

We bring Middlebury College’s world language immersion pedagogy and teaching methodology to schools and districts to dramatically improve world language teaching and learning.

Instructional Services

Our state certified virtual teachers enable you to expand your world language offerings by providing full service online instruction.

Implementation Services

Working closing with school personnel, our Account Managers ensure success by establishing and regularly monitoring program goals and measurable outcomes.

Client Support

Students, parents, teachers and school staff have ready access to general and technical support assistance though our Online Support Center, Support Phone Line and E-mail.

Will Middlebury Interactive courses run on our computers?

The following recommendations ensure an optimal user experience. Courseware may run on lower specifications, but user experience may be impacted. Contact support@middleburyinteractive.com with specific questions.

PC System Requirements:

  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
  • Windows 7, Windows 8
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Display setting 1280x1024 resolution or above; lower resolutions may require scrolling
  • 128MB Graphics Memory & Sound card
  • Google Chrome 6.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+
  • Adobe Flash Player plug-in 10.1+ (Go to www.adobe.com)
  • Cookies enabled
  • Javascript enabled
  • Headset/Microphone

Macintosh System Requirements:

  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or above
  • Mac OS X v10.6 or v10.7
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Display setting 1280x1024 resolution or above; lower resolutions may require scrolling
  • 128MB Graphics Memory & Sound card
  • Google Chrome 6.0+, Safari 5.0+, Mozilla Firefox 4.0+
  • Adobe Flash Player plug-in 10.1+ (Go to www.adobe.com)
  • Cookies enabled
  • Javascript enabled
  • Headset/Microphone

Netbook & Chromebook

Netbook & Chromebook will be supported if using the Middlebury Interactive Course Administration Platform and meeting minimum browser and resolution requirements. If using a 3rd Party LMS, MIL system requirements must be met as well as those of the chosen LMS in order for courses to load/function correctly. Clients are advised to contact their LMS provider for specifications.

iPad

Some courses will be iPad compatible in SY 2013-14. These are supported when using our Middlebury Interactive Course Administration Platform. Contact our Client Support department for information at support@middleburyinteractive.com

Bandwidth 

Broadband internet connection required for individual use. The school-wide minimum internet connection is 20Mbps while 50-100Mbps is recommended, depending on the number of students. Online course performance will vary based on implementation and internal networking infrastructure. For a home user, we recommend a DSL connection or better. The minimum connection speed for the home user is 3Mbps (5Mbps is recommended).

How much will Middlebury Interactive cost for my district or school?

Our language learning solutions are flexible and customizable to fit within your school’s budget. Costs will vary based on the specific needs of your world language solution—including number of students served, language offerings and additional instructional services required. Our Account Managers will work closely with you on available pricing options to meet your program needs.

What languages and levels do you offer?

We offer courses in  Spanish, French, Chinese and German for students in Elementary, Middle and High School. Course levels range from introductory through Advanced Placement®.  Product offerings

Are Middlebury Interactive courses credit-bearing?

Yes. Middlebury Interactive is accredited through AdvanceEd (formerly Northwest Accreditation Commission) as a virtual course provider allowing students to earn credit upon meeting course completion requirements.

Does Middlebury Interactive provide language teachers?

Yes. Our virtual language instructors are state-certified experts in language education. They ensure success by encouraging students to build language proficiency through core lessons, cultural studies and interpersonal communication. Our teachers are also experts in maximizing interactive classroom environments to encourage active learning, participation, collaboration and student growth.

Where can I get help using Middlebury Interactive in my classroom?

Our extensive professional services team consisting of trainers, implementation managers, enrollment specialists and technical support agents are here to help. Email support@middleburyinteractive.com or call 1-800-596-0910 and we will respond immediately during business hours.

How long does it take to complete a Middlebury Interactive course?

Our courses are semester-based; each semester consisting of 18 weeks (90 days) of content. Pacing and completion will depend upon the teachers’ and students’ objectives. If a teacher chooses to use our course to supplement to their existing curriculum, then students will progress at varied rates focusing on activities selected by the teacher. If a teacher or school uses our course exclusively for their world language requirement, then students will progress sequentially through the course, perhaps using it daily in a lab setting, rotation model, after school program or in-home use.

How can I get more information about your school solutions?

Are you planning to add new languages or levels?

We are continually working to improve our curriculum and expand into more languages and levels. We’re interested in your language requests, so please feel free to send us an email at support@middleburyinteractive.com.

Are your online courses available for purchase by parents?

Middlebury Interactive courses are available for purchase by parents at shop.middleburyinteractive.com

Do you offer language courses beyond grades K-12?

We are currently exploring opportunities with several colleges to offer Middlebury Interactive courses to college students. If you have an interest or need, Contact us. We also offer Travel and Business courses for purchase through our Powerspeak website. These courses are specifically designed for adult learners requiring fast, focused and flexible world language learning to optimize their travel or business needs.

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