- Middlebury Method
- Curriculum & Courses
- Summer Academies
- Contact Us
Learning a language is the key to living, participating and competing in a global society.
Middlebury Interactive offers students a summer of cultural and linguistic exploration—participants make a remarkable transformation and become true global citizens. The Day Academies were developed for middle and high school students, from beginners to advanced learners. The Academy is based on Middlebury College's long-standing tradition of immersive education, the gold standard in language learning for almost a century. Participants take the Middlebury Language Pledge which inspires them to communicate in their target language at all times. Language instructors are trained extensively on the Middlebury immersion method and support individual learning styles. The Academy in a unique and enriching life experience that prepares students for a globally connected 21st Century.
Students engage in four-weeks of full-immersion language learning while in a safe, supportive college environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Students take a Language Pledge that requires them to communicate in their target language at all times. This is an essential part of the program that makes every moment a learning experience. The Residential Language Academy creates a close community of friends, enhances language proficiency, encourages self-confidence and prepares students to become successful global citizens. Students gain an authentic college experience at one four campuses—Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, Pomona College in California, Green Mountain College in Vermont, and our new Beijing Academy. Visit site
Middlebury Interactive's Language Courses offer a versatile and dynamic approach to language learning. They help students develop communicative competence in the target language while building a strong foundation in correct grammar and vocabulary usage. Language Courses are offered in Spanish, French and Chinese, German and Latin.
Middlebury Interactive's Language Clubs are designed for young language learners in kindergarten through fifth gradeand provide fun and interactive experiences in a group setting. Students attend weekly online sessions for six weeks, led by a Virtual Club Leader. Lessons focus on what students “can do” in the target language—building confidence and providing opportunities for them to demonstrate their progress in a downloadable portfolio to share with family and friends. Language Clubs are offered in Spanish, French and Chinese. Learn more